On the road to Rio: Eventing

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Friday 22 July - 16h37 | Johanna Zilberstein

On the road to Rio: Eventing

For three weeks, GrandPrix-Replay will provide you with information to perfectly follow the equestrian events in the three disciplines during the Olympic games. Dates, program, best results, figures... Find the core information in our guides. For this second edition, read about everything you need to know about dressage.

Eventing will be the opening discipline. On August 6 and 7, the “eventers” will precede the dressage, from 5pm to 21pm (CET). Then comes cross-country, on August 8, from 5pm to 8pm (CET). Finally, the couples that are still competing will meet on August 9 for the final test, the stadium jumping, where the two rounds will take place from 5pm to 8pm (CET).
At the Olympic games, eventing is held over four days. Dressage takes place over two days, before the single cross-country day. Finally, stadium jumping closes the competition on one ultimate day.
It should be noted that this final test takes place in two rounds. The first, where all the couples (teams and singles) face each other, is used to determine the team ranking. The second round, where the 25 best couples set off, determines the single ranking.

- 2 veterinarian visits (on August 5 and 9)
- 13 teams (11 qualified and two so-called “composite” teams, in other words, 3 to 4 riders from the same nation)
- 21 singles
Single podium:
1. Michael Jung (GER) & La Biosthétique Sam
2. Sara Algotsson-Ostholt (SWE) & Wega
3. Sandra Auffarth (GER) & Opgun Louvo
Team podium:
1. Germany
2. Great Britain
3. New Zealand
In the history of the Olympic games, two riders have managed to win two gold medals with the same horse on two consecutive events: the New Zealander Mark Todd with Charisma and the Dutchman Charles Pahud de Mortanges with Macroix.

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