Olympic dressage teams: who’s heading to Tokyo?

  • As the countdown to the equestrian competitions at the Tokyo Olympic Games continues, selection committees around the world are in the process of choosing their Olympic dressage teams.

    Under the new Olympic dressage format, teams will be made up for three horses and rider combinations, meaning there will be no drop score and all three will count towards the overall team result.

    So who’s made the grade and who’s missed out on the chance to compete in the Olympic dressage competition? We bring you all the latest selection news as it happens…

    Olympic dressage teams: latest updates

    Great Britain Olympic dressage team

    The British selectors have confirmed that the riders on the British Olympic dressage team heading to Tokyo are:

    • Charlotte Dujardin with Gio
    • Lottie Fry with Everdale
    • Carl Hester with En Vogue
    • Travelling alternate: Gareth Hughes with Sintano Van Hof Olympia

    Germany Olympic dressage team

    • Isabell Werth and Bella Rose 2
    • Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera
    • Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH
    • Travelling alternate: Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle 110

    Netherlands Olympic dressage team

    • Edward Gal and Total US
    • Hans-Peter Minderhoud and Dream Boy
    • Marlies van Baalen and Go Legend
    • Travelling alternate: Dinja van Liere and Haute Couture

    United States Olympic dressage team

    • Adrienne Lyle and Salvino
    • Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper
    • Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo
    • Travelling alternate: Nick Wagman and Don John

    Denmark Olympic dressage team

    • Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian
    • Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heiline’s Danciera
    • Nanna Skodberg Merrald and Zack or Atterupgaards Orthilia
    • Travelling alternate: Charlotte Heering and Bufranco

    Spain Olympic dressage team

    • Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and Elegance
    • Severo Jurado Lopez and Fendi T
    • Claudio Castilla Ruiz and Alcaide
    • Travelling alternate: José Antonio Garcia Mena and Sorento

    Australia Olympic dressage team

    • Simone Pearce and Destano
    • Mary Hanna and Calanta
    • Kelly Layne and Samhitas

    Australia is not sending a travelling reserve.

    Portugal Olympic dressage team

    • Joao Torrao and Ecuador
    • Maria Caetano and Tino’s Phoenix
    • Rodrigo Torres and Fiery
    • Travelling alternate: Carlos Pinto and Le Gesse Of Sultan De Menezes

    Austria Olympic dressage team

    • Victoria Max-Theurer and Abegglen FH NRW
    • Florian Bacher and Fidertraum
    • Christian Schumach and Te Quiero SF
    • Travelling alternate: Astrid Neumayer and Zap Zap

    Sweden Olympic dressage team

    • Patrik Kittel and Well Done De La Roche CMF
    • Juliette Ramel and Buriel KH
    • Therese Nilshagen and Dante Weltino
    • Travelling alternate: Antonia Ramel and Brother De Jeu

    Canada Olympic dressage team

    • Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In
    • Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien
    • Chris von Martels and Eclips
    • Travelling alternate: Naima Moreira Laliberté and Statesman

    Russia Olympic dressage team

    • Inessa Merkulova and Mister X
    • Tatiana Kosterina and Diavolessa VA
    • Aleksandra Maksakova and Bojengels
    • Travelling alternate: Maria Shuvalova and Famous Cross

    Belgium Olympic dressage team

    • Domien Michiels and Intermezzo Van Het Meerda
    • Larissa Pauluis and Flambeau
    • Laurence Roos and Fil Rouge
    • Travelling alternate: Alexa Fairchild and Dabanos D’04

    Switzerland’s individual rider

    Estelle Wettstein will represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games with West Side Story OLD. Antonella Joannou with Dandy de la Roche CMF CH are the individual reserve combination.

    Italy’s individual rider

    Franceso Zaza will represent Italy at the Olympic Games with Whispering Romance.

    Estonia’s individual rider

    Dina Ellermann will represent Estonia at the Olympic Games riding Donna Anna.

    Brazil’s individual rider

    Joao Marcari Oliva will represent Brazil at the Olympic Games on Escorial. Pedro Tavares de Almeida with Famous Do Vouga are the reserve combination.

    Singapore’s individual rider

    Caroline Chew will ride for Singapore at the Olympics, on Tribiani.

    South Africa’s individual rider

    Tanya Seymour will represent South Africa at the Olympic Games riding Ramoneur.

    Ireland’s individual rider

    Heike Holstein will ride for Ireland at the Olympics, with Sambuca.

    South Korea’s individual rider

    Dong Seon Kim with compete Belstaff for South Korea in Tokyo.

    Ukraine’s individual rider

    Inna Logutenkova will represent Ukraine at the Tokyo Olympics, partnering Fleraro.

    Dominican Republic’s individual rider

    Yvonne Losos de Muniz will represent the Dominican Republic on Aquamarijn at the Olympics.

    Morocco’s individual rider

    Yessin Rahmouni will ride for Morocco at the Olympics aboard All At Once.

    Finland’s individual rider

    Henri Ruoste will ride Kontestro DB in Tokyo for Finland.

    Luxembourg’s individual rider

    Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger will represent Luxembourg in Tokyo, riding Quater Back Junior FRH.

    Chile’s individual rider

    Virginia Yarur will ride for Chile at the Olympics on Ronaldo.

    Mexico’s individual rider

    Martha Fernanda del Valle Quirarte will compete for Mexico in Japan, riding Beduino Lam.

    When is the Olympic dressage competition in Tokyo?

    The Olympic dressage competitions are being held on 24-25 and 27-28 July 2021 at the equestrian park in Tokyo’s Heritage Zone. The team medals will be decided on 27 July. The individual medals will be won on 28 July.

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