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Equestrian - Jumping

Equestrian - Jumping

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 02:50 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Jumping Individual Jump-Off

Nick Skelton (GBR)
Peder Fredricson (SWE)
Eric Lamaze (CAN)

(Local) / 01:30 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Jumping Individual Final Round B

(Local) / 10:00 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Jumping Individual Final Round A

(Local) / 12:30 PM 17 Aug (Rio)
Jumping Team Jump-Off

Germany (GER)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Jumping Individual 3rd Qualifier

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Full Equestrian - Jumping Schedule & Results

In a sport which is thought to originate when fox hunters began jumping hedges and fences, equestrian jumping is set to be a tense, exciting test of skill, speed and power at Rio.

The finest horsemen will be on display at the picturesque Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Centre, with horse and rider to navigate a course of jumps which fall if knocked. The sport demands precision, speed and perfect technique.

Equestrian is just one of three Olympic sports where men and women compete against one another and is the only sport which involves two athletes – horse and rider.

Women to watch: Australia’s most current successful athlete in jumping is Europe-based dual Olympian Edwina Tops-Alexander. Rio will be the third Olympics for the two-time Global Champions Tour winner (2011, 2012). Tops-Alexander, who will compete on horse Caretina De Joter, will captain the show jumping team for Rio 2016. 

Men to watch: Scott Keach, James Paterson-Robinson and Matt Williams have earned selection on the Rio 2016 Olympic Team with their outstanding performances.

For 51-year-old Keach who will compete on hose Fedor, Rio is his second Olympics and remarkably 28 years since his Olympic debut at the Seoul Games in 1988.He surpasses the Australian record for the longest time between competing at the Games. The previous record was held by sailors Karyn Davis-Gojnich and Nicky Bethwaite who competed in 1988 and 2004.

Paterson-Robinson, 38, will ride 11-year-old Amarillo at the Rio Games and look to build on his London 2012 experience. He combined with Tops-Alexander, Williams and Julia Hargreaves to place 10th in the Team event in Greenwich.

For Williams, 31, this is his third consecutive Olympic Team and he and his 14-year-old horse Valinski S are ready for clean jumping in Brazil.

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia qualified a jumping team for the Rio Olympics at the Hagen event in Germany on 25 August 2015 by placing second in the Group G event. Edwina Tops-Alexander was Australia's best performed Jumping rider at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. She is expected to lead the Australian Team in Brazil.      

A jumping team will be made up of four members plus a reserve member.

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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. Prior to the end of January 2016, the EA Jumping Selection Panel will select the High Performance Squads from which nominated athletes will be identified. On or before 1 May 2016, the Jumping Selection Panel will identify up to eight horse and athlete combinations taking into consideration a number of factors, including ability and experience at high level international competition and performance over the previous twelve month period. From these eight combinations, on or before 4 July 2016, the Jumping Selection Panel will then nominate four horse and athlete combinations to the AOC for selection through Early or Discretionary Nomination. The Jumping Selection Panel may exercise their discretion in identifying up to two Combinations before 1 May 2016 based on outstanding performances and demonstrated ability to achieve required objectives. Following these Early Nominations, the Jumping Selection Panel will then nominate remaining Combinations based on their ability to contribute to the Jumping Section at he 2016 Olympic Games based on performance, participation and discretionary factors. 

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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

Athletes compete as individuals, with the top three athlete/horse combination scores after the first two rounds of competition, contributing towards the teams’ medals.

There are five rounds of competition, with all rounds counting towards individual medals.  The number of ‘penalties’ determines whether an athlete progresses through to the next round.

If at the end of the fifth and final round there are two or more athlete/horse combinations that are tied for medals, there will be a final jump-off to break the tie.

Australia and Olympic Equestrian - Jumping

Australia is yet to win a medal in jumping but has enjoyed an illustrious history in the eventing discipline with 1964 Olympian Thomas Fahey going closest when he finished fourth in the show jumping grand prix in Tokyo.

Demonstrating how tough the London 2012 jumping competition was, Edwina Tops-Alexander, the highest ranked female jumper in the world, finished 20th after a small error in the first round of the final.

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

Search for all Australian Olympian equestrian athletes here>>>

Did you know

  • Eventing used to be known as 3 Day Event but is now held over four days.
  • Athletes bring their own horses to compete with to the Games.
  • The Rio 2016 course will be designed by France’s Pierre Michelet.
  • A horse must be at least nine-years-old to compete at the Olympics.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

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