A BAND OF NA­TIONS

NZ Horse & Pony - - Countdown To Rio2016 -

A to­tal of six na­tions will be mak­ing their Olympic and Par­a­lympic de­buts at Rio 2016; Chi­nese Taipei and Qatar for jump­ing, the Do­mini­can Repub­lic and Pales­tine for dres­sage, and Zim­babwe for event­ing, while Uruguay will be send­ing its rst para-eques­trian dres­sage ath­lete.

A to­tal of 43 coun­tries will take part in the Olympic eques­trian events, while 30 coun­tries will con­tend the para-eques­trian dres­sage.

Jump­ing has the high­est num­ber of coun­tries tak­ing part. There will be a max­i­mum of 75 starters from 27 coun­tries. Of these, 15 are teams.

Dres­sage has a max­i­mum of 60 starters from 25 coun­tries; 11 teams and the re­main­ing 14 na­tions rep­re­sented by an in­di­vid­ual.

Event­ing is to have no more than 65 starters, and they come from 24 na­tions, 14 of them eld­ing teams of three or four.

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