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An Increase to 10 Teams from 8 Proposed for 2024 Paris Olympic Dressage

An increase to 10 from eight dressage teams at the 2024 Paris Olympics was proposed at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Sports Forum Monday.

The proposal to boost the number of three-member teams with no drop score to 10 from the Tokyo Games limit of eight and decided by the Grand Prix Special appeared to gain widespread support.

The Tokyo format provided for 60 rider and horse combinations–15 teams of three plus 15 individuals–to start in the Grand Prix.

The top eight nations–Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United States–advanced to the Grand Prix Special with a clean slate to determine medals.

The proposal for 2024 is to increase the number of teams–qualifying primarily through the world championships in August this year and the European Championships and the Pan American Games next year.

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