The Olympic show jumping competition takes place over four different days, with an initial round, two rounds that determine team medals, and then two rounds on the final day that determine individual medals.
Chronicle reporters will be posting coverage—story and photos of the action—of the first qualifying round (Aug. 14), then do a round-by-round blog of the action of the two rounds of team competition (Aug. 16-17) and of the individual final (Aug. 19). We’ll also be tracking down some great stories about the riders who inspire us! Make sure to check www.coth.com and on the COTH Facebook page to keep up to date.
Day 1, Aug. 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST: This is the first individual qualifying competition. It’s a Table A course set between 1.40 and 1.60 meters and run not against the clock and without a jump-off. There are 75 horse/rider combinations on the order of go.
The riders’ scores in this round count toward qualifying for the individual final, and the top three scores of team riders determine the team’s order of go in the first round of the team competition on Aug. 15, but those scores don’t carry over into the team competition.
Day 2, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST: The first round of the team competition in Table A format not against the clock. Individual riders also jump, as scores from this round also count toward qualifying for the individual final.
Day 3, Aug. 17, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. EST: The second round of the team competiton, again in Table A format not against the clock, is open only to the top eight teams after Round 1. Teams jump in reverse order of standing. The top 45 individuals not involved in the team jumping also jump in this round, which is the third qualifying score for the individual final.
Team medals are awarded at the end of this round, based on cumulative team scores (top three scores from each round).
Day 4, Aug. 19, 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. – : The top 35 riders after the first three qualifying rounds come back to jump in Round 1 of the individual final, where they start on a clean slate score of zero. The top 20 after that round return for Round 2 of the individual final.
The individual medals are determined by the cumulative scores of these two rounds; any ties for medals result in jump-off.
U.S. RIDERS GO:
8th – Kent Farrington/Voyeur (approx. 9:24 a.m. EST)
27th – Lucy Davis/Barron (approx. 10:21 a.m. EST)
46th – McLain Ward/Azur (approx. 11:18 a.m. EST)
64th – Beezie Madden/Cortes ‘C’ (approx. 12:12 p.m. EST)
HOW TO WATCH:
Aug. 14 – Show Jumping – first individual qualifier 10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST)
LIVE STEAM On TV: NBC (1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST)
Aug. 16 – Show Jumping – team round 1 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM On TV: NBC (12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST)
Aug. 17 – Show Jumping – team round 2 (team medals) 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM On TV: NBC (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST)
Aug. 18 – Show Jumping – second horse inspection 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST)
Aug. 19 – Show Jumping – individual round A & B (individual medals) 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM On TV: NBC (live broadast) (10:00 a.m. – 10: 40 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)