The final individual quotas in equestrian have been allocated due to the publication of the Equestrian Olympic Rankings. Athletes were able to qualify their nation by obtaining points from eligible events from January 1st 2019 to December 31st 2019. In dressage and jumping a nation can only obtain a maximum of one quota in each event while in eventing a nation can obtain a maximum of two. Unlike other sports, nations are split into seven regional groups rather than continents. The groups are as follows:
Group A – North, Western Europe
Group B – South, Western Europe
Group C – Central, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Group D – North America
Group E – Central, South America
Group F – Africa and Middle East
Group G – South, East Asia and Oceania
Nations which have already qualified a team quota were not eligible while nations which failed to obtain the certificate of capability in the team events were given an individual quota, causing a reduction in the respective group’s quota. More specifically, Brazil and South Africa have obtained a quota in dressage while Ukraine obtained a quota in jumping.
In dressage, the quota distribution saw the two highest ranked eligible athletes from Groups A, B, C, F and G obtain a quota for their nation while for Groups D and E the four highest ranked eligible athletes from the combined group ranking qualified to the Olympics. Additionally, one more quota went to the highest ranked athlete not yet qualified in the overall rankings. The quotas went to Finland and Norway (Group A), Luxembourg and Switzerland (Group B), Ukraine and Belarus (Group C), Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Mexico and Brazil (Groups D and E), South Africa and Morocco (Group F) and New Zealand and South Korea (Group G). Belgium also obtained a quota via the overall rankings.
In eventing, the quota distribution saw the two highest ranked eligible athletes from each of the seven groups obtain a quota for their nation while an additional six quotas were awarded to nations based on the overall ranking. Netherlands, Russia and Canada all obtained two quotas by having two top ranked athletes in Groups A, C and D respectively. The other quotas were won by Belgium and Spain (Group B), Chile and Puerto Rico (Group E), South Africa and Pakistan (Group F) and India and Hong Kong (Group G). Among the overall rankings, Belarus and the Czech Republic obtained two quotas each while Austria and Denmark earned a single quota each.
In jumping, the quota distribution saw the two highest ranked eligible athletes from Groups A, B, C, F and G obtain a quota for their nation while an additional quota was awarded to a nation based on the overall ranking. The individual quotas for Groups D and E were awarded previously at the Pan American Games. The quotas went to Denmark and Norway (Group A), Italy and Portugal (Group B), Latvia and Ukraine (Group C), Syria and Jordan (Group F) and Chinese Taipei and Sri Lanka (Group G). The quota from the overall rankings went to Spain.
This was the final opportunity for nations to qualify in equestrian to the Olympics. In order for an athlete to be eligible to compete at the Olympics they must reach the minimum eligible requirement. Athletes have until June 1st 2020 to reach that standard.
* Czech Republic
* Czech Republic
* Hong Kong
* Puerto Rico
* South Africa