Olympic dressage proposals outlined for Tokyo 2020, World Games

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Laura Bechtosheimer won dressage team gold on Tuesday at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Laura Bechtosheimer won dressage team gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. © FEI/Kit Houghton.

Dressage has won the gold medal by a long shot for most complicated attempt to revamp its competition format for the Olympic Games.

Proposals for changes to the formats of Jumping and Eventing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have already been revealed, and the FEI Dressage Committee has offered a choice of two proposals for consideration by delegates to the FEI Sports Forum early next month.

The explanation of proposal “A” takes about as long as a freestyle test, while proposal “B”, which suggests two tests rather than the A’s three, is somewhat simpler, though still has the team competition and individual final qualifier taking place over two days.

The FEI Dressage Committee said: “Once a decision has been made between proposal A and proposal B it will be desirable to use the chosen competition format also for the World Equestrian Games.”

Judge for yourself.

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