Galloping on to the Paris Olympic Games: showjumping format

The Jumping horses arrive on 30 July and their First Horse Inspection takes place the next day, followed by an evening Training session from 17.15 to 20.00.

The Team Qualifier on Thursday 1 August begins at 11.00 and is open to 20 teams consisting of three athletes per team with all three scores counting, under Table A against the clock  over one round (JRs Art. 238.2.1).

Pre-Competition Change – Team Competition Chefs d’Equipe may make Pre-Competition Changes of Athlete/Horse combinations until up to 2 hours before the starting time of the Team Qualifier subject to the conditions set out in Article 608.1 (Pre-Competition Changes).

One Substitution of an Athlete/Horse combination per team is permitted. Such Substitution may only occur during the period between the end of the Team Qualifier and up to two (2) hours before the start of the Team Final. The provisions of Article 609.2 apply to all substitutions (2.2. Unless specified otherwise in these Regulations, in all circumstances, substitutions will only be allowed in the event of an accident or illness of an Athlete and/or Horse, i.e. for medical/veterinary reasons, and upon the presentation of the appropriate medical/veterinary certificate of the team doctor/team veterinarian whose decision shall be final)

The Team Final, which kicks off on Friday 2 August at 14.00, is open to the ten best placed teams in Thursday’s competition including those tied for tenth place. Teams that withdraw before the start on Friday will not be replaced, and all teams taking part in the Team Final re-start with zero penalties.

The Team Final is conducted under Table A against the clock (JRs Art. 238.2.1) over one round with a jump-off against the clock in the event of equality of Penalties for first place.

The contest for the Individual medals will take place over two days beginning on Monday 5 August with 75 starters, with a maximum of 3 combinations per country. This means that if there are 4 entries per country, not all team combinations may participate in the individual medal race. The top-30 will go through to the Individual Final on Tuesday 6 August, running in reverse order of classification and all starting again on a zero scoreline. 

The Individual Qualifier is conducted over one round under Table A against the clock, without a jump-off, at a speed of 400 metres per minute (Article 238.2.1 of Jumping Rules).

The Final competition, which will begin at 10.00, will be conducted under Jumping Rules Art. 238.2.2, with one round against the clock with a jump-off in case of a tie on penalties for first place and will bring the equestrian events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games to a close.  

Participation The Individual Final is open to the 30 best placed Athletes (this number to be increased in case of any Athletes tied on Penalties and time for 30th place) from the Individual Qualifier.

If for any reason one or more of Athletes qualified for the Individual Final are unable to start, the Athlete(s) will be replaced by the next best placed Athlete(s) from the Individual Qualifier. All Athletes start on zero (0) Penalties in the Individual Final.

Officials for Jumping will include:

Ground Jury President  -    Frances Hesketh-Jones (ITA)
Member                      -    Patrice Alvado (FRA)
Member                      -    Harrij Braspenning (NED)
Member                      -    David Distler (USA)
Member                      -    Karoly Fugli (HUN)
Course Designer          -    Santiago Varela (ESP)
Co-Course Designer     -    Gregory Bodo (FRA)

The 20 qualified Teams are France, Sweden, Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, Poland, USA, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Japan and Brazil. 

Another 15 countries will be represented by Individuals and again places are allocated through FEI Olympic Groups, qualification events and the FEI Olympic Ranking list.