Equestrian - Eventing

Equestrian - Eventing

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 02:00 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Eventing Individual Jumping Final

53.10 (4th)

53.60 (5th)

84.60 (22nd)

Michael Jung (GER)
Astier Nicolas (FRA)
Phillip Dutton (USA)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 9 Aug (Rio)
Eventing Individual Jumping Qualifier

45.60 (3rd)

53.10 (6th)

76.60 (21st)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 9 Aug (Rio)
Eventing Team Jumping Final

France (FRA)
Germany (GER)
Australia (AUS)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 8 Aug (Rio)
Eventing Individual Cross Country

37.60 (1st)

53.10 (9th)

59.60 (14th)

EL (57th)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 8 Aug (Rio)
Eventing Team Cross Country

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Aussies ready to get back on top

Australia will be looking to get back into the history books at the Rio Olympics, after a tough competition at London 2012 ended Australia’s strong streak of eventing medals. Australia has claimed podium finishes at Mexico City 1968 (team bronze), Montreal 1976 (team bronze), Barcelona 1992 (individual and team golds), Atlanta 1996 (team gold), Sydney 2000 (team gold) and silver in Beijing 2008.

Men to watch: The four Eventing rider and horse combinations selected for the 2016 Australian Olympic Team – Chris Burton (Santano II), Sam Griffiths (Paulank Brockagh), Shane Rose (CP Qualified) and Stuart Tinney (Pluto Mio) - have already been on their own amazing journey to get to Rio, and are poised to add to Australia’s remarkable history in this event.

Burton is ranked no.2 on the individual rider world rankings and ready for his second Olympic Team after placing 16th in the Individual for London 2012 when the Team was sixth.

Griffiths was selected as reserve for 2012 and got his first Olympic opportunity with the withdrawal of Rose and Megan Jones. He fell from his horse in the cross country and with Rio selection gets another chance.

Rose, a Team silver medallist from Beijing 2008, knows what it takes to succeed and about Olympic heartbreak. This is his fourth Olympic Team but injuries to horses twice meant 2008 was the only time he was able to compete.

Tinney was part of the last Team gold at Sydney 2000 and if the current format was in place he would have also won Individual gold. His horse Pluto Mio was also the best performing Australian horse at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games.


Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia has qualified a team of four riders for the 2016 Olympics, after a strong performance at the 2014 World Equestrian Games where three riders finished in the top 20. 

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Nomination to the AOC

To be nominated by EA, horse and athlete combinations must meet all FEI and EA Eligibility Requirements, including Horse Owner requirements. On or before 30 January 2016, EA will select the 2016 High Performance Squads from which nominated athletes will be identified. These High Performance Squads will be reviewed at regular intervals by the Eventing Selection Panel, and horse and athlete combinations may be added or removed as deemed appropriate up to and including 4 July 2016. On or before 27 June 2016, the Eventing Selection Panel will then identify four horse and athlete combinations to be nominated to the AOC for selection at their sole and absolute discretion for selection based on factors including competition considerations, objective considerations including final scores in competit6ion and discretionary considerations including technical features of previous competition, suitability for expected conditions in Rio, overall balance of Jumping combinations and ability and experience at high level international competition. 

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Warwick Hunt
Email: warwick.hunt@forbeschambers.com.au

Competition Format & Events

The Eventing competition takes places over four days. As with all three equestrian disciplines on the Olympic program, the competition features both Individual and Team events, and men and women compete against each other on equal terms.  Dressage fills the first two days of the Eventing competition. Each horse and rider performs a dressage test in front of a panel of judges. The judges’ scores are converted into penalty points, which are carried forward to the next stage of the competition.

Day 3 is given over to the cross-country test containing up to 45 jumps. Every horse/rider combination is given penalty points for jumping errors and time penalties, which are added to any penalty points awarded during the dressage test to give a total score.

Day 4 is the jumping tests with riders and horses given penalty points for jumping errors and time penalties, which are added to their previous dressage and cross-country scores to determine the overall rankings. The first jumping test will decide the placings in the Team event; after this has been completed, there’s a second jumping test to determine the medal placegetters of the Individual competition.

Australia and Olympic Equestrian - Eventing

The first Australian competitors in equestrian were in the three-day event of the 1956 Olympics, which were held in Stockholm instead of Melbourne due to the strict Australian quarantine requirements for horses. The first Australian medals were won in the three-day event in Rome in 1960 with Laurie Morgan and Neale Lavis winning the gold and silver medals respectively in the individual contest and then being joined by an injured Bill Roycroft to win the team event.

The Roycroft family are synonymous with equestrian in Australia with Bill competing in five Olympics and three of his sons, Wayne, Barry and Clarke, and Wayne’s wife Vicki, all being Olympians also. Bill carried the Australian Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City and Wayne did likewise in Los Angeles in 1984.

On a challenging cross-country course at the London Games, Australia’s highest finish in the individual event was Andrew Hoy in 13th place. In the team event Australia finished 6th

Read more about Australia's Olympic equestrian history here>>>

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Did you know

  • Eventing used to be known as 3 Day Event but is now held over four days because of changes to the dressage schedule.
  • The Rio 2016 course will be designed by France’s Pierre Michelet. It’s the first time a non-British designer has been given the job since Athens 2004, when Italy’s Albino Garbari had the honour.
  • Athletes and horses qualify and are selected as a combination so if a horse is injured the rider is forced to withdraw. 

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

6 Gold
3 Silver
3 Bronze


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