Horse Podcast Ep 169: Equestrian Olympics Tokyo 2020

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 169 - Equestrian Olympics Tokyo 2020

In today’s podcast episode we look back and talk about the recent Equestrian competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. Who won, who lost and above all, what were the stories behind the scenes. In short, we tell you all about the ups and downs, about our personal favourites and bring you all the juicy gossip of the Equestrian Olympics in Tokyo which had to be postponed for a whole year due to the Corona pandemic, but finally took place without spectators and some stringent rules for the athletes and team.

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Equestrian Competitions at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Equestrianism made its debut at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris and then disappeared till 1912 and it has been a part of the Summer Games ever since.

The current equestrian disciplines are: Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing in all of which team as well as individual medals are rewarded.

While not an Equestrian discipline, modern pentathlon also involves horses, so these four disciplines are the only ones involving animals in the Olympics.

Another point which sets Equestrian disciplines apart from most of the rest, is the fact that men and women compete in the same competitions on equal footing.

The governing body of all equestrian events is the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale).


Team Medals

  1. Germany (Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – TSF Dalera, Isabell Werth – Bella Rose 2, Dorothee Schneider – Showtime FRH)
  2. USA (Steffen Peters – Suppenkasper, Sabine Schut-Kerry – Sanceo, Adrienne Lyle – Salvino)
  3. Great Britain (Carl Hester – En Vogue, Charlotte Dujardin – Gio, Charlotte Fry – Everdale)

Individual Medals:

  1. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – TSF Dalera (GER)
  2. Isabell Werth – Bella Rose 2 (GER)
  3. Charlotte Dujardin – Gio (GBR)


Team Medals

  1. Great Britain (Oliver Townend – Ballaghmor Class, Laura Collett – London 52, Tom McEwen – Toledo de Kerser)
  2. Australia (Anrew Hoy – Vassily De Lassos, Shane Rose – Virgil, Kevin McNab – Don Quidam)
  3. France (Nicolas Touzaint – Absolut Gold, Christopher Six – Totem de Brecey, Karim Florent Laghouag – Triton Fontaine)

Individual Medals

  1. Julia Krejewski – Amande de B’Neville (GER)
  2. Tom McEwen – Toledo de Kerser (GBR)
  3. Andrew Hoy – Vassily De Lassos (AUS)

Show Jumping

Team Medals

  1. Sweden (Henrik von Eckermann – King Edward, Malin Bayard-Johnsson – Indiana, Peder Fredricson – All Inn)
  2. USA (Laura Kraut – Baloutinue, Jessica Springsteen – Don Juan de Donkhoeve, McLain Ward – Contagious)
  3. Belgium (Pieter Devos – Claire Z, Jerome Guery – Quel Homme de Hus, Gregory Wathelet – Nevados S)

Individual Medals

  1. Ben Maher – Explosion W (GBR)
  2. Peder Fredricson – All In (SWE)
  3. Maikel van der Vleiten – Beauville Z (NED)

For more information, results and stories, listen to our podcast!

On the Show today:

Ute (India) Heather (Canada)

Your Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast Hosts!

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • New Rules & Regulations
  • Our favourite rides & riders from Dressage, Eventing & Show Jumping
  • Stories, personalities and horses of Tokyo 2020
  • The Pentathlon Scandal

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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