Equestrian teams named for Paris 2024

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

British Equestrian has today, Wednesday July 10th, named the official equestrian teams for Paris 2024. Each team will consist of three combinations and one alternate horse and rider. The three disciplines forming the equestrian division in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are dressage, eventing and jumping. Team athlete names are listed alphabetically below, and the running order will be named in accordance with the competition regulations in Paris. GBR Dressage Olympic Team Alternate combination: GBR Eventing Olympic Team Alternate combination:  GBR Jumping Olympic Team Alternate combination: Further information on the competition…

Team GB Equestrian squads unveiled for Paris 2024

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the three squads of riders who will travel to France this summer to represent Team GB in the equestrian competitions at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The equestrian events will be held at the historic Palace of Versailles, providing a stunning backdrop for the competitions. This year’s venue adds a unique and prestigious element to the games, emphasizing the blend of sport and culture. Among the talented athletes, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester are set to lead the dressage team, bringing their…

Showjumping Nominations for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Harry Charles (GBR) and Sherlock - winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023/24 - La Coruña (ESP) Copyright ©FEI/Mackenzie Clark

British Equestrian and the British Showjumping Selectors have confirmed the 12 athlete and horse combinations nominated for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. These combinations will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by June 25, 2024, with only those on the list eligible for final selection by the British Olympic Association. Harry Charles and Ben Maher are each nominated with three mounts, including Charles’s most prominent ride, Romeo 88. The nominated athletes, in surname alphabetical order, and their horses are: Scott Brash (38) from Horsham, West Sussex, with: Hello…

FEI Launch ‘A bond like no other’ campaign ahead of Paris 2024! 

A bond like no other FEI video

With just weeks to go until the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the FEI has launched its global marketing campaign – “A bond Like no other” – honouring good horsemanship and celebrating the unique and long-lasting connection between horse and human.  The aim of the campaign is to engage Olympic and Paralympic equestrian sports fans and connect with a broader audience, showcasing the essential connection between horses and humans and their critical role in the success of the sport. “Equestrian sport is a rich mosaic of stories that illustrate…

Para-dressage nominations for Paris 2024 Revealed

Natasha Baker

Today, British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors confirm the 12 para dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Only the combinations that appear on the nominated entries list (closing date Wednesday, 19 June 2024) may be put forward to the British Paralympic Association for selection to the Games. The Para-dressage nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, listed by classification grade and then in alphabetical order by athlete surname: Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade…

Dressage Nominated Entries for Paris 2024 Olympic Games Announced

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Charlotte Fry (GBR) during the award ceremony from the Grand Prix Freestyle at the FEI Dressage European Championship Riesenbeck 2023 Copyright ©FEI/Leanjo de Koster

British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors have confirmed the 12 dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Only those on the nominated entries list, closing on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, will be eligible for selection by the British Olympic Association for the Games. Charlotte Dujardin has been nominated with two of her most prominent horses, Alive and Kicking and Imhotep. Annabella Pidgley, on the other hand, is set to compete with Gio,…

Equestrian Sports in the Olympic Games

Nick Skelton and Big Star jumping at the Olympics

With the eagerly anticipated Paris Olympic Games 2024 only weeks away, we delve into the rich history of equestrian sports at the Olympics. From the early 20th century to today, equestrian sports have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, celebrating the unique partnership between horse and rider. The Games are not just about competition but also about ensuring the safety and welfare of the horses. The Cross Country course, positioned alongside the grand canal at the Palace of Versailles, is designed with the utmost care to provide a challenging yet…

Ballaghmor Class Withdrawn from Potentials for Paris 2024 Olympics

Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class in the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Showjumping Team Phase (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

In a significant decision made in full collaboration with British Equestrian Eventing Performance Manager Richard Waygood, Oliver Townend and owners Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop, and Val Ryan have withdrawn Ballaghmor Class from the eventing nominated list for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Ballaghmor Class, affectionately known as “Thomas,” has been a standout in the equestrian world, boasting an impressive track record that includes an Olympic gold medal. Despite his accolades, the team felt it was in Thomas’s best interest to withdraw due to an interrupted preparation for a long-format event…

British Equestrian announce nominated eventing combinations for Paris 2024

Oliver Townend at the FEI Eventing World Championship 2022 in Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). FEI - Massimo Argenziano

British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors have confirmed the 12 eventing combinations that will be submitted to the FEI as our nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the list features some exciting combinations. Oliver Townend, who withdrew from this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, is on the list with two horses. The nominated entries, listed alphabetically by athlete surname, are as follows: The grooms for the horses have not yet been confirmed, but British Eventing has confirmed that these will be included in the final squad announcement. …