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  • Eventing at Tokyo 2020

    We're about a year out, and the test event is about to get underway so seems like time to start a thread.

    Eventing competition dates:
    Dressage - July 31 and August 1 (three sessions, two on 7/31 and one on 8/1)
    Cross country - August 2
    Stadium jumping - August 3

    Tokyo, Japan is 13 hours ahead of New York, NY
    1:29 PM Wednesday, in New York, NY is 2:29 AM Thursday, in Tokyo, Japan

    There are 65 slots available for competitiors, 45 allocated to 15 teams of three and 20 to individuals.

    As of August 5 2019, twelve team slots have been allocated:
    Japan (host nation)
    Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand (qualified at WEG 2018)
    Poland (qualified at Group C qualification event, May 2019)
    United States, Brazil (qualified at 2019 PanAm games, Groups D and E)
    China, Thailand (qualified at Groups F/G qualification event May 2019)

    Three team slots still up for grabs:
    2 to be allocated at 2019 Europeans (Groups A and B)
    1 to be allocated based on 2019 Nations Cup results

    For the 20 individual slots, 2 slots will be allocated to each of the seven geographic groups based on rider rankings. The final six slots will go to at large individuals based on the same rider rankings with no more than two to any one nation.

  • Original Poster

    Link to FEI document outlining qualification process:

    Link to FEI Olympic rankings:
    (last updated through 7/31/19 so PanAm results not included.

    Fun fact:
    Only three NOCs currently have qualified for Tokyo in all three equestrian disciplines: Australia, Germany, and the US of A.

    Another fun fact:
    Geo group F (Africa and Middle East) does not have ANY individually ranked riders as of 7/31. Group G (SE Asia and Oceania) only has two after excluding riders from already qualified nations.


    • #3
      2 or 3 spots will be filled this weekend after the Europeans, so lots to play for there also.
      Boss Mare Eventing Blog


      • Original Poster

        The test event "Ready Steady Tokyo" is underway now. Nations participating include Japan (duh), Great Britain (WFP and Georgie Spence), Germany (Jung is there!), and Andrew Hoy from Australia. I am seeing some pics on FB via Equestrian Team GBR and Jackie Potts Equestrian Services.


        • #5
          The facilties look absolutely fabulous.
          Boss Mare Eventing Blog


          • Original Poster

            It also sounds hot - very hot.


            • Original Poster

              Michael Jung won! Japanese riders 2nd and 3rd. Some interesting cross country pictures on various Facebook pages - London-esque with city skyline/sights in the background.


              • #8
                How common is it for facilities to be ready for use a year in advance? This is the first I recall ever hearing about a country being prepared enough to do a "test run" so far out before the event! Maybe I just haven't been paying enough attention...
                Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO


                • #9
                  I think it's pretty standard. The test event for London was in July 2011.


                  • #10
                    where can I find any photos? EN has been following the event, but photos are scarce.
                    Another killer of threads


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
                      where can I find any photos? EN has been following the event, but photos are scarce.
                      on Facebook, "Equestrian Team GBR" page was sharing tones of pics. Also search Connie Bookless.
                      Boss Mare Eventing Blog


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
                        where can I find any photos? EN has been following the event, but photos are scarce.
                        Also on Facebook "Jackie Potts Equestrian Services" - she has been associated with Williams Fox-Pitt and now grooms for Kazuma Tomoto from Japan who trains with WFP.