Team Announcements for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan – July 1, 2021 – With only a few weeks to go before the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 kicks off, it’s been a flurry of team announcements from equestrian federations around the world selecting their horse-and-rider combinations. Teams will consist of three riders and there continues to be a shake-up of individual slots due to riders unable to earn qualifying scores due to scheduling issues or giving up their slot due to COVID-19 complications. 30 nations will be represented in this year’s Olympic Games with a total of 60 athletes competing.

Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Great Britain’s Lottie Fry, and Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl

The dressage competition for the Olympic Games will kick off Saturday, July 24 and Sunday July 25 with the Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Special, which determines the team medals, will take place Tuesday, July 27. The individual medal ceremony will occur following the Grand Prix Freestyle Wednesday, July 28.

PS Dressage will add teams to this article as they are announced.

Team Australia

Simone Pearce and Destano, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Gestüt Sprehe GmbH and Simone Pearce

Mary Hanna and Calanta, a 14-year-old KWPN mare owned by Mary and Rob Hanna

Kelly Layne and Samhitas, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Kelly Layne and Nori Maezawa

(No reserve champions have been officially named)

Team Austria

Victoria Max-Theurer and Abegglen FH NRW, a 11-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Elisabeth Max-Theurer, Gestüt Vorwerk and Stefan Lehfelliner

Florian Bacher and Fidertraum, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Verena Bacher

Christian Schumach and Te Quiero SF, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Franziska Fries

Reserves: Astrid Neumayer and Zap Zap, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Pretsch, Ingrid Dr.Belinda Weinbauer and Fustanella Old, a 16-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by George Hladik

Team Belgium

Domien Michiels and Intermezzo Van Het Meerdaalhof, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Steeno Marc

Larissa Pauluis and Flambeau, a 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jean Pauluis and Marie Christine Pauluis

Laurence Roos and Fil Rouge, a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Laurence Roos

Team Canada

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and Marc-Andre Beaulieu

Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien, a 15-year-old Rheilander gelding owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian and Lindsay Kellock

Chris Von Martels and Apache, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Chris Von Martels and Barbara Soederhuizen

Reserves: Naïma Moreira Laliberté and Statesman, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by KML S.à.r.l., and Jill Irving and Arthur, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Windhaven Farm

Team Denmark

Catherine Dufour and Bohemian, a 11-year-old Westfalen gelding owned by Abildgaard Equestrian ApS

Carina Cassøe Krüth and Heilines Hot Mix, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Carina Og Casper Cassøe Krüth

Nanna Skodberg Merrald and Blue Hors Zack, a 17-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Blue Hors ApS

Traveling Reserve: Charlotte Heering and Bufranco, a 15-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Aspegaarden V/Niels Heering

Team France

Morgan Barbançon Mestre and Sir Donnerhall II Old, a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Morgan Brabançon Mestre and Marie Carmen Mestre Pons

Alexandre Ayache and Zo What, a 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Alexandre Ayache and Abdulkarim Barake

Maxime Collard and Cupido PB, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Céline Roze

Isabelle Pinto and La Gesse Hot Chocolat VD Kwaplas, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Scea Haras de la Gesse and Carlos Pinto

Team Germany

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, a 14-year-old Trakehner mare owned by Beatrice A. Bürchler-Keller and Max Von Bredow

Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Gabriele Kippert, Jobst Krumhoff and Eva-Maria Mann (direct reserve Faustus)

Isabell Werth and Bella Rose, a 17-year-old Westphalian mare owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze (Weihegold OLD is the first reserve. DSP Quantaz is the second reserve.)

Traveling Reserve: Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle 110, a 13-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Günther Fielmann and Carsten Thiesing

Alternates: Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain FRH and Benjamin Werndl and Daily Mirror

Team Great Britain

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio, a 10 year-old KWPN gelding owned by Charlotte Dujardin and Renai Hart (direct reserve)

Charlotte (Lottie) Fry and Everdale, a 12 year-old KWPN stallion owned by Natalie DiBerardinis

Carl Hester and En Vogue, a 12 year-old KWPN gelding owned by Charlotte Dujardin

Traveling Reserve: Gareth Hughes and Sintano Van Hof Olympia, a 11 year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Judy Firmston Williams and Gareth Hughes

Team Japan

Kazuki Sado and Ludwig Der Sonnenkoenig II, a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Helgstrand Dressage and the Japan Racing Association

Hiroyuki Kitahara and Huracan 10, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by the Japan Racing Association

Shingo Hayashi and Scolari 4, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Tsunehiro Shimoda

Traveling Reserve: Masano Takahashi and Rubicon, a 18-year-old Rhinelander gelding owned by Unitechno Inc.

Team Netherlands

Edward Gal and Total US, a 9-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Glock HPC NL B.V.

Hans Peter Minderhoud and Dream Boy, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Glock HPC NL B.V., Palmar BV – J.T.M Maree, Stal Brinkman V.O.F. and TC Dutch Sport Horses – T.J.M. Coomans

Marlies van Baalen and Go Legend, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jan De Vries and Dressuurstal van Baalen B.V.

Alternate: Dinja van Liere and Haute Couture, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by J.M.M.M. v. Uytert & A..J.C. Drost

Team Portugal

João Miguel Torra and Equador, a 12-year-old Lusitano stallion owned by Equador MVL, LDA

Maria Caetano and Fenix de Tineo, a 11-year-old Lusitano stallion owned by Yeguada Finca Tineo, LDA

Rodrigo Torres and Fogoso, a 11-year-old Lusitano gelding owned by Rodrigo Torres

Traveling Reserve: Carlos Pinto and Le Gesse Of Sultan De Menezes, a 15-year-old Lusitano gelding owned by Scea Haras De La Gesse and Carlos Pinto

Alternate: Vasco Mira Godinho and Garrett, a 10-year-old Lusitano stallion owned by Maria Teresa Moitinho De Almeida

Team ROC (Russia)

*Russian athletes will compete under a neutral flag in team competition due to a four-year World Anti-Doping Agency ban*

Inessa Merkulova and Mister X, a 17-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Anatoly Merkulov and Victoria Merkulova

Tatiana Kosterina and Diavolessa VA, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Tatyana Kosterina, Josef Scheele Von Alven and Gisela Von Alven

Aleksandra Maksakova and Bojengels, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Aleksandra Maksakova, Johannes Rueben and Egor Shchibrik

Traveling Reserve: Maria Shuvalova and Ilyumzhinov Famous Cross, a 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Maria Shuvalova and Diana Ilyumzhinova

Team Sweden

Patrik Kittel and Well Done De La Roche CMF, a 13-year-old Swiss Warmblood mare owned by Brigitte Bigar, Patrik Kittel, Muriel Perret and Françoise Trembley

Juliette Ramel and Buriel K.H., a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by La Pomme HB

Therese Nilshagen and Dante Weltino, a 14-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Dressurpferde Leistungsz and T. Nilshagen

Traveling Reserve: Antonia Ramel and Brother De Jeu, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by La Pomme HB

Team United States

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, a 14-year-old Hanovarian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC

Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki

Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo, a 15-year-old Hanovarian stallion owned by Alice Womble

Traveling Reserve: Nick Wagman and Don John, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Beverly Jean Gepfer

Alternates: Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing’s Lonoir, a 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Mary Anne McPhail, and Ben Ebeling on Illuster van de Kampert, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings LLC and Amy Roberts Ebeling

Individual Competitors

  • Brazil’s Joao Marcari Oliva and Escorial, a 12-year old Lusitano stallion owned by HorseCampline and Joao Mantovani Neto
  • Chile’s Virginia Yarur and Ronaldo, a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding she owns with Ana Maria Echeverria Ligueros
  • Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muniz and Aquamarijn, a 16-year-old KWPN mare she owns with Sylvia Ines Muñiz Losos
  • Estonia’s Dina Ellermann and Donna Anna, her 13-year old Estonian Warmblood
  • Finland’s Henri Ruoste and Kontestro DB, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood he owns with Conquestrean JEA and Equeco GMBH
  • Ireland’s Heike Holstein and Sambuca, her 12-year old Irish Sport Horse mare
  • Italy’s Francesco Zaza and Whispering Romance, his 18-year old Hanoverian mare
  • Korea’s Dong Seon Kim and DSK Belstaff, his 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
  • Luxembourg’s Nicolas Wagner Ehlinger and Quater Back Junior FRH, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding he owns with Soc. Hippique et d’Elevage S.A.
  • Mexico’s Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte and Beduino Lam, a 15-year-old Lusitano stallion owned by Juan Jose Del Valle Alvarado and Martha Elba Quirarte Perez
  • Morocco’s Yessin Rahmouni and All At Once, his 11-year-old KWPN stallion
  • Singapore’s Caroline Chew and Tribiani, a 17-year-old Norweigen Warmblood gelding owned by Melanie Chew and Tony Chew
  • South African’s Tanya Seymour and Ramoneur, a 19-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Tanya Seymour
  • Switzerland’s Estelle Wettstein and West Side Story, her 13-year old Oldenburg mare
  • Ukraine’s Inna Logutenkova and Fleraro, an 18-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by the Vian Group LLC
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