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The Summer Olympic Games, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organizes the games and oversees the host city's preparations, with support from each indiviudal sport's International Federation (IF). In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third; this tradition began in 1904. The Summer Paralympic Games is also awarded to the same city that hosts the Summer Olympic Games.The Summer Olympic Games includes the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, while the Summer Paralympic Games includes the discipline of Para-Dressage. Equestrian remains one of the only sports in which men and women compete as equals in all events.

The United States has hosted four Summer Olympics (1904, 1932, 1984, 1996). The United States also leads the all-time medal table. In 1964, when women were first permitted to compete in Olympic eventing, the U.S. fielded the first eventing team to include a woman, Lana DuPont, who contributed to a Team Silver medal-win. The U.S. has also fielded teams in each of the Paralympic Games since para-dressage’s inception at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, capturing four Individual medals. 

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place across the city of Tokyo, Japan, with equestrian competition held at Equestrian Park in Setagaya-ku. This is the same legacy venue that was used for equestrian competition at the 1964 Olympic Games. Equestrian competititon will begin on July 24 and continue through August 7. 

U.S. Olympic Teams

Meet the athlete-and-and horse combinations that comprise the U.S. Team for the Olympics.

News and Updates

U.S. Dressage Team Combinations Pass First Horse Inspection at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Ahead of Competition Start Tomorrow

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 23, 2021, 4:40 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan - All three team combinations of the U.S. Dressage Team passed the First Horse Inspection this morning at Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan before the Olympic Ground Jury of Susan Hoevenaars (AUS), Francis Verbeek (NED), Janet Foy (USA), Andrew Gardner (GBR), Hans-Christian Matthiesen (DEN), Magnus Ringmark (SWE), and President of the Ground Jury Katrina Wuest (GER). US Equestrian Sabine Schut-Kery (Napa, Calif.) and Sanceo will lead with the first ride for the team on Saturday, July...

Official Statement on Withdrawal of Nick Wagman and Don John from Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 22, 2021, 9:31 PM EST

Tokyo, Japan - After arriving safely at the venue in Tokyo, Don John sustained a minor injury. He has continued to show improvement, but after further evaluation with the team veterinarian, the decision was made to withdraw him before the start of competition out of extraordinary precaution, and though it is believed he would have passed the horse inspection if presented, the team felt that he should not be considered to compete to ensure he has the proper time to fully heal. The team will...

MEDIA ALERT: U.S. Dressage Olympic Team Virtual Press Conference from Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. JST

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2021, 7:58 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan - The U.S. Dressage Olympic Team will participate in a virtual press conference ahead of the start of competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The press conference will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT / Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 a.m. JST and will include team athletes Adrienne Lyle, Steffen Peters, and Sabine Schut-Kery, as well as Chef d'Equipe Debbie McDonald. The press conference will be 30 minutes. Join Press Conference Here Team Press Officer Contact:...