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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 took 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. 

U.S. Olympic Teams

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

News and Updates

Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton Break Paralympic Record to Clinch Gold on Final Day of Equestrian Competition of Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 30, 2021, 12:09 PM EST

Tokyo, Japan – Roxanne Trunnell (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Dolton , a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Flintewoode Farms LLC & Karin Flint, secured their second gold-medal of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 win the FEI Grade I Freestyle to Music, earning an 86.927 percent. Richards Snikus (LAT) and King of the Dance collected the silver medal with a score of 82.087 percent, while Sara Morganti (ITA) and Royal Delight earned the bronze with an 81.100. Trunnell and Dolton...

NEWSFLASH: Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton Win GOLD Medal with World-Record Score in FEI Grade I Freestyle to Music at Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

by | Aug 30, 2021, 9:06 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan - U.S. Para Dressage Paralympic Team member Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton take the gold medal in FEI Grade I Freestyle to Music at Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 with a world-record score of 86.927%. Full release to follow.

U.S. Para Dressage Team Earns First Ever Team Medal with Bronze at Paralympics Tokyo 2020

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 29, 2021, 10:24 AM EST

Tokyo, Japan – The U.S. Para Dressage Team finished with the bronze medal at the conclusion of team competition at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40 were the final combination to record a score for the team, earning a 71.825 percent from the ground jury in the FEI Grade IV Team Test to Music to help the team finish on a final total of 224.352. This is the best team finish for the U.S. Para Dressage Team at a Paralympic Games in the history of the program....

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