The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has released the updated selection procedures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which were modified due to the postponement. The Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, with eventing occurring from July 30 to August 2, 2021.
Horses and riders now must earn their qualifications from January 1, 2019 to June 21, 2021 by achieving one qualifying result at the CCI5*-L OR one CCI4*-S and one CCI4*-L. In addition, they must earn a confirmation result at a CCI4*-S or higher between January 1, 2020 and June 21, 2021.
Riders must be born before December 31, 2003 and horses born on or before December 31, 2013. Owners have until January 15, 2021 to register new horses with the FEI as the same nationality as the rider.
Potential team riders must apply by February 12, 2021. Previous applicants are not required to reapply but will have the opportunity to add new horses.
The list of selection trials was expanded to include:
Athlete/horse combinations wishing to be considered for the FEI Nominated Entry must complete, or must have already completed, at least one selection trial.
The selectors will recommend three athlete/horse combinations along with the traveling reserve and maximum number of reserves to be nominated by no later than June 1, 2021. These combinations will be forwarded to the FEI for the FEI Nominated Entry by June 21, 2021.
A preparation event will be held sometime after June 21, 2021, and the details will be announced no later than May 15, 2021.
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