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In the team events, riders from different National Olympic Committees (NOCS) of the same continent competed for the same team, a complete change from any other top horse riding event!
The athletes’ horses were provided by the Singapore 2010 Organising Committee. They were brought over from Australia, where they were carefully prepared for the Games. Horses were allocated to competitors by a draw held after a horse inspection. Riders kept the same horse for both the individual and the team events.
There were two events: the Jumping Team event and the Jumping Individual event.
The Jumping Team event consisted of two rounds, with six teams competing (one per continent). Each team consisted of up to five rider/horse combinations. All teams competed in both rounds. In each round, the three lowest penalty points totals out of the team’s five riders were added together to give that team’s score. If two or more teams were tied for any of the medal places with the same number of points, ties were broken by a jump-off.
The Jumping Individual event consisted of two rounds, Round A and Round B. All rider/horse combinations competed in both rounds. The final ranking of riders was based on the total number of penalty points accumulated in both rounds (the fewer, the better!). If two or more riders were tied for any of the medal places with the same number of points, the event went to a jump off.