Henrik von Eckermann poised for success in Paris

After winning his first Olympic medal (team jumping) in Tokyo, Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden has continued to establish himself as a force in show jumping, winning an individual and team gold at the 2022 World Championships in Herning, individual gold at the 2023 FEI World Cup in Omaha and the team gold medal at the 2023 European Championships in Milano. 

Von Eckermann remains steadfast at the top of Longines Rankings, where he has been since July 2022. 

Isabell Werth's medal collection continues to grow

With 12 Olympic medals (seven of which are gold), 12 world championship medals, 27 European championship medals, and 14 World Cup medals, one has to wonder if there is still room on Isabell Werth's trophy shelves. Since Tokyo, the six-time Olympian helped the German team win silver at the 2023 European Championships and two bronze medals at the World Cups in 2022 and 2023. Werth has been as high as second in the FEI World Dressage Ranking so far in 2024 and will look to add to her medal collection in Paris. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the finalists for Team USA equestrian in Paris?

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will release short lists for each discipline as the Games near. Stay up to date with the latest updates at the link below. 

Who is returning to compete for Team USA equestrian in Paris?

Each member of the United States silver medal-winning jumping team from the Tokyo Olympics (Laura Kraut, Jessica Springsteen and McLain Ward) are in contention for Paris. As well as 2016 Olympic team jumping silver medalist Kent Farrington, who competed in Tokyo in the individual jumping competition.

For eventing, Tokyo team members Phillip Dutton - who won two team eventing Olympic gold medals while representing Australia in 1996 and 2000 - as well as an individual eventing bronze in Rio for the United States, will be vying for a spot on the Paris Olympic team, as will three-time Olympian Boyd Martin and Doug Payne.

Also contending for a spot in Paris are the U.S. dressage team silver medalists, Adrienne Lyle, Sabine Schut-Kery and Steffen Peters.

Who is competing in their first Olympic Games in Paris?

Although the team has not yet been announced, there are several newcomers to watch for the U.S.. Anna Marek who won dressage team gold and individual bronze for the United States at the 2023 Pan American Games is vying for her first-ever Olympic berth, as is Karl Cook, who won the inaugural Coachella Cup Grand Prix and the American Gold Cup in 2023, making a solid case for a spot in Paris. Anna Buffini is another emerging star to keep an eye on, taking first place in the World Cup Grand Prix with her high-rated new partner, Fiotini.