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Olympic Games

The equestrian events in the Olympics are the only sport that includes both men and women. Equestrian consists of three disciplines with both teams competing and individual riders competing for medals. These disciplines include dressage, eventing, and show jumping. The Olympic Games’ equestrian events are overseen by the International Equestrian Federation (the Fédération Equestre Internationale, or FEI), which is based out of Switzerland. The United States Equestrian Team is chosen by U.S. Equestrian (formerly the U.S. Equestrian Federation). Horse Illustrated brings you previews about the Olympic Games, coverage from the event, photos of the leading horse-and-rider combinations, and news about medal winners.

New Dates Announced for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 After COVID-19-Related Postponement

The International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) President has welcomed the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo…

6 months ago

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Postponed Due to Worldwide Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thomas Back, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a conference call…

6 months ago

Equestrian Sports Have a Confirmed Spot in the 2024 Olympics

Olympic Gate by Craig Maccubbin on flickr/CC BY 2.0   Equestrian sports have been part of every summer Olympic games…

3 years ago

France Wins Gold and U.S. Takes Silver in Show Jumping at the Rio Olympics

Yesterday’s first round of team show jumping competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics brought mixed emotions for supporters of the…

4 years ago

U.S. Team Tied for the Lead in Show Jumping at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Embed from Getty Images Tap the arrows on the side of the image above to scroll through the slideshow.  …

4 years ago

Show Jumping Begins at 2016 Olympics in Rio

Embed from Getty Images Tap the arrows on the image above to scroll through the slideshow.   Of the three…

4 years ago

Germany Wins Dressage Team Gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Embed from Getty Images   As the top-ranked horse-and-rider team after the Grand Prix, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro were the…

4 years ago

Dressage Begins at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Dressage competition got underway today at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The first team and individual riders completed their grand prix…

4 years ago

William Fox-Pitt Holds on to the Lead After the Dressage Phase of Eventing at the 2016 Olympics

Embed from Getty Images Tap the right and left arrows on the image to scroll through the slideshow.   With…

4 years ago

Eventing Dressage Day One at the 2016 Olympics

Embed from Getty Images   The first day of equestrian competition at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has…

4 years ago