New Olympic format - exciting development of the dressage


Olympics 2020 in Tokyo with the new dressage format

  • Each team with 3 combinations - no drop score. Each team can bring a reserve combination - can only be used due to medical reasons.

  • Grand Prix is qualifier for Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix freestyle.

  • Team medals will be decided after the Grand Prix Special - and only from the Grand Prix Special score. The special test will be performed to music of the rider’s choice - the music will have no bearing on the marks.

  • Top 8 teams from Grand Prix will be qualified for Grand Prix Special.

  • The two best-scoring combinations from each group in the Grand Prix, plus the next 6 best combinations across all the groups, will qualify for the grand prix freestyle. Individual Olympic champion after the freestyle.

    All informations here - FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games.

In Hagen this year at Future Champions the new format was tested.

More about the details for the new format.