Equestrian at the 2020 Tokyo Games will comprise six medal events:
- Individual Dressage
- Team Dressage
- Individual Eventing
- Team Eventing
- Individual Jumping
- Team Jumping
Equestrian is the only Olympic sport involving animals, and one of few in which men and women compete head to head.
Dressage involves a rider demonstrating harmonious development of his/her horse’s three natural paces (walk, trot and canter) and its responsiveness to commands during a series of prearranged movements. Jumping showcases the rider’s ability to guide his/her horse through a course of obstacles and barriers within a specific time limit. Eventing combines dressage and jumping with a cross-country ride testing the strength, courage and stamina of both horse and rider.