Michael Jung presents La Biosthetique Sam at Rio 2016 First Horse Inspection
The First Horse Inspection for Eventing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will not be open to viewing by the general public
The decision was taken by the FEI Board, in line with Article 20.1 viii of the FEI Statutes, to comply with the request put forward by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee
“The decision was made for cost saving reasons and in an effort to alleviate organisational complexity” says the FEI in their December update “Alternative solutions to make the Horse Inspections visible to the public are being considered”
The first horse inspection for Eventing will take place on 26th July 2024, the first day of all Equestrian competition at Paris 2024, at the Château de Versailles where temporary facilities will be implemented and dismantled after the Olympic/Paralympic Games competitions at the venue have completed
Other efforts being made for Paris 2024 to comply with the IOC’s “The New Norm”, an ambitious set of 118 reforms around how the Olympic Games are organised, to ensure that future Olympic Games are ‘affordable, beneficial and sustainable’ include a shortened timetable and stabling arrangements
The Paris 2024 equestrian competition timetable at Versailles will be shorter than at previous Olympic Games and will not include a rest day.
Other major changes are that the Eventing Dressage will be held on one day (Saturday 27th July) and the window for the arrival and departure of horses from the Olympic Stables, which will be organised per discipline and not by nation, will be shorter.
The Haras de Jardy, located five kilometres away from the Olympic Stables, will be the hub for the transit of arriving and departing horses and the Eventing horses will need to leave the Olympic Stables by midnight on 29th July 2024, following the Eventing Jumping phase on the final day of eventing competition, to make room for the arrival of the Jumping horses.