Yes, you can bet on that: Three riders have odds better than +1000 in show jumping

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Let’s bet on some horses at the 2020 Olympics.

You can bet on show jumping at BetMGM. The equestrian show jumping final is set for 3 a.m. ET on Aug. 4 and will feature a field of 30 competitors from the individual and team qualifiers. 

If you’re a casual Olympics fan, jumping is the equestrian event you’re probably most familiar with. It features obstacles for horses and their riders and, according to the Olympic website, “the courses are also tailored to each event and often reflect local and cultural themes, leaving a memorable impression on all the fans and viewers at home.”

The course at the Tokyo Olympics will feature 12-15 obstacles and riders, and their horses are penalized for failing to clear or complete an obstacle or exceeding the allotted time. 

Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs is the favorite in the show jumping event at +200. Fuchs, 29, finished ninth in the individual competition at the Rio Olympics. He currently ranks second in the FEI’s jumping rankings to Daniel Deusser.

Deusser is tied for second favorite for the event at +600, behind only Fuchs and any other rider on the board (+350). Deusser was part of the German team that won bronze in the team jumping event at the 2016 Olympics.

He’s tied with Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat at +600. Guerdat won the 2012 gold in the individual jumping event.

The United States’ Kent Farrington is fourth at +1000. He’s fifth in the world rankings behind the three riders listed above and Scott Brash (+1600). Jessica Springsteen — Bruce’s daughter — is 14th in the world rankings, up from 27th in the previous set of rankings. Springsteen is tied among seven riders at No. 12 with odds of +4000 to win the competition.

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