Rendering via Paris 2024.

Reignite your Versailles daydreams for just a moment, because we’ve got some exciting new fuel for them: the International Olympic Committee has released its schedule of sport for the 2024 Paris Games, which will see the equestrians living it up like royalty in the grounds of the iconic gilded palace.

The eventers will lead the way for the equestrian disciplines, kicking off in earnest on Saturday, July 27th with the dressage phase. Interestingly, we’ll see just one day of eventing dressage for the first time ever at an Olympics; all assembled horses and riders will perform their tests between 10.00 a.m. and 6.40 p.m. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, folks.

Here’s how the full equestrian calendar will look across the disciplines:

Saturday, July 27:

10.00 a.m. – 6.40 p.m. CEST: Eventing dressage (team and individual)

Sunday, July 28:

10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. CEST: Eventing cross-country

Monday, July 29:

11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. CEST: Eventing showjumping (team and individual)

Tuesday, July 30: 

11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. CEST: Dressage Grand Prix team and individual qualifier, day one

Wednesday, July 31:

11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. CEST: Dressage Grand Prix team and individual qualifier, day two

Thursday, August 1:

10.00 a.m. – 3.45 p.m. CEST: Dressage team Grand Prix special*

Friday, August 2:

2.00 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. CEST: Jumping individual qualifier*

Saturday, August 3: 

10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. CEST: Jumping individual qualifier*

Sunday, August 4:

11.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. CEST: Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle (individual)

Monday, August 5:

11.00 a.m. – 1.45 p.m. CEST: Jumping team qualifier*

Tuesday, August 6:

2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. CEST: Jumping team final*

(* denotes that the scheduling is still under discussion with the FEI.)

A floating orchestra will add some extra ambience to the Opening Ceremony. Image courtesy of Paris 2024/IOC.

The Paris Olympics will begin the day before the start of the eventing — so, on trot-up day — with the Opening Ceremony, which is set for July 26 and will take place along the Seine, ending at the Eiffel Tower in the west end of the city. The Games will wrap up on August 11 with the final medal deciders and a closing ceremony. We’ll be bringing you more Olympic info as we get it, so keep it locked on EN and faire du concours complet!

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