During the inaugural online IOC session today, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) confirmed the Olympic Games competition schedule for 2021. For equestrian sport, the competition dates have been moved forward by one day so as to mirror the 2020 daily schedule whereby the equestrian events which were due to start on Saturday, July 25, 2020 and finish on Saturday, August 8, 2020 will now run from Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021. There are also some minor modifications to the starting times.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic equestrian timetable for 2021 can be viewed here on the FEI’s Olympic hub page. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic equestrian timetable will be announced in the coming weeks and subsequently published on the FEI’s dedicated Tokyo 2020 Paralympic hub page.
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.
The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of jumping, dressage, and eventing, as well as driving, endurance, vaulting, and reining.
The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when para dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for para dressage and para driving.
The gang's all here! Nicole Brown is joined this week by USEA CEO Rob Burk, USEA President Max Corcoran, and Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings to take a look at some of the upcoming highlights for 2021 and make some predictions about exciting things we might see this year.
The Windfall Trophy has been presented each year since 2015 to the stallion who accumulates the most points on the USEA leaderboard in that year. Halimey Go (Askar AA x Hamamelis Go), Christine Turner’s Trakehner stallion, was the first to win the title in 2015 and took it for a second year in 2016 with Buck Davidson in the irons.
The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) 2021 Team Challenge calendar is now available! This new program was announced in October 2020 and so far there have been over 60 teams register and 18 team challenges added to the 2021 calendar.