British Tokyo Team Have Dress Rehearsal at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 10:40
Great Britain
The short listed British dressage riders nominated for Tokyo

While the short listed riders have been nominated for Tokyo, the British Equestrian Federation will officially announce the British dressage team for the 2021 Olympic Games on Monday 28 June.

On 30 June the British team and their reserves will have a "dress rehearsal" competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where the actual team will do a mock show.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show offers a unique opportunity for spectators to see the British Olympic Dressage (and Eventing) squads in action, as they make their final preparations before departing for the Tokyo Olympic Games.  

The selected horse and rider combinations, which will include the squad of three plus the reserve from each discipline, will be taking to the Castle Arena at 4pm on Wednesday 30 June to perform their respective Olympic Dressage tests in front of a crowd of 1,000 people. 

The squads will be practicing their respective Olympic tests, with the Dressage riders performing either the Grand Prix or the Grand Prix Special, and the Eventers riding the new Olympic Eventing test.

This public training session will give the horses a much-needed chance to perform in an atmospheric international arena in front of a crowd – an opportunity that has been very limited in the past year. The tests will be formally judged and the judges will be feeding back to the squads after the Show.

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