Following the final entry deadline earlier this week for the 2016 Olympic Games, we now have the confirmed definite entry list for the 65 horses and riders that will ultimately compete in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-four nations will compete in eventing, with 13 teams and 17 individual riders. Eight countries are bringing reserve horses to Rio for eventing.
Here’s a look at who we’ll see in Rio. Combinations with an “R” next to their name are the reserve pair for their team.
Who are you most excited to see compete in Rio? Just 16 days to go until the first horse inspection!
Here are some other fun #RoadToRio facts:
- Team USA holds the record for the greatest level of participation in Olympic equestrian sports, with 236 horse and rider combinations competing throughout the history of the Games.
- Team Germany has won the most medals, collecting a total of 75 to date.
- The equestrian events of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be staged in the Deodoro Olympic Park alongside basketball, BMX, canoe slalom, fencing, hockey, modern pentathlon, mountain biking, rugby sevens and shooting.
- The Deodoro Olympic Park is the second largest Olympic cluster of the Rio 2016 Games venues.
- Show jumping has 27 countries, 15 teams, and 75 horse and rider combinations.
- Eventing has 24 countries, 13 teams, and 65 horse and rider combinations.
- Dressage has 25 countries, 11 teams, and 60 horse and rider combinations.
- The FEI definite entries also include 34 reserve horses and 33 reserve riders.