The deadline for rider and horse combinations to earn the minimum eligibility scores required for the Tokyo Olympics has been extended to June 21, 2021 because the Games were delayed for a year by Covid-19. The list of shows for the extended qualifying period will be announced by the International Equestrian Federation in December.
Combinations that have achieved the required two scores of 66% from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019 will have to acquire an additional qualifying result, called a “confirmation result,” the FEI said in announcing the extension of the deadline for the Olympics re-set for July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. Dressage is scheduled for the last week of July.
The minimum eligibility required score is 66% and must be attributed twice to the combination by both a 5* star judge and as an average from all judges in the Grand Prix at two different CDI3/CDI4/CDI5/CDI-W/CDIO events. The two 5 judges must be of a nationality other than of the Athlete.
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