Equestrian

Equestrian became an official part of the Olympics in 1912. There are three components to equestrian: dressage, jumping and eventing with individual and team competitions in each.

Much like the compulsory component of figure skating, dressage sees riders perform a series of predetermined movements. Judges award points on the quality of the execution of each movement with zero awarded for an incomplete movement to 10 for an “excellent” execution.

Jumping requires riders and their horses jump a variety of fence-like obstacles with points deducted for any obstacles knocked down or if a horse refuses to jump an obstacle.

Eventing consists of dressage, jumping and a cross country component that requires horses and riders to navigate a 6-kilometer obstacle course of fences, water jumps and hedges as fast as possible.

Equestrian events take place July 24 Aug. 7.

Venue and access information

With the exception of the cross country portion of eventing, equestrian events will take place at Equestrian Park, a facility that hosted the event in the 1964 Games as well. It has a capacity of 9,300 and is about 15 minutes from Sakura-shimmachi Station on the Den-en-toshi Line.

The cross country event will be held at Sea Forest Cross-Country Course, a temporary facility for these Olympics that has a capacity of 16,000. It can be accessed via shuttle bus from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.

Dressage
Jul 24 | 17:00- 22:15
Equestrian Park
Grand Prix Team and Individual Day 1

Jul 25 | 17:00- 22:15
Equestrian Park
Grand Prix Team and Individual Day 2

Jul 27 | 17:00- 22:40
Equestrian Park
Team Grand Prix Special
Team Victory Ceremony

Jul 28 | 17:30- 21:25
Equestrian Park
Individual Grand Prix Freestyle
Individual Victory Ceremony

Eventing
Jul 30 | 8:30- 11:00
Equestrian Park
Dressage Team and Individual Day 1

Jul 30 | 17:30- 20:10
Equestrian Park
Dressage Team and Individual Day 1

Jul 31 | 8:30- 11:00
Equestrian Park
Dressage Team and Individual Day 2

Aug 1 | 7:45- 11:10
Sea Forest Cross-Country Course
Cross Country Team and Individual

Aug 2 | 17:00- 22:25
Equestrian Park
Jumping Team Final and Individual Qualifier
Jumping Individual Final
Team Victory Ceremony
Individual Victory Ceremony

Jumping
Aug 3 | 19:00- 22:45
Equestrian Park
Individual Qualifier

Aug 4 | 19:00- 21:40
Equestrian Park
Individual Final
Jumping Individual Victory Ceremony

Aug 6 | 19:00- 22:05
Equestrian Park
Team Qualifier

Aug 7 | 19:00- 21:30
Equestrian Park
Team Final
Team Victory Ceremony

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