Elena Sidneva and Russia have qualified for Tokyo 2020 ©FEI

Russia will field a dressage team at Tokyo 2020 after winning the International Equestrian Federation's (FEI) Group C Olympic qualifier on home ground in Moscow today.

Home riders tallied a combined score of 210.130 to win the event at Maxima Park and claim the sole place available at next year's Games in Japan.

Elena Sidneva was the best individual performer as the Russian tallied 72.022 on board Fuhur 6.

However, the pressure was off the Olympian as Russia had already won the event before she entered the ring.

Evgenija Davydova began the Russian charge with Awakening, scoring a competitive 69.022.

Another good score of 69.087 by Tatyana Kosterina and Diavolessa VA put the hosts in a very strong position and Regina Isachkina's 67.022 while riding Sun of May Life confirmed Russia's victory.

"It was the first time I performed in my motherland, usually I perform in Europe where sometimes I am the only participant under the flag of Russia at the event," said Kosterina.

"Here I feel great support and at the same time all of us feel a big responsibility in this tournament. 

"I fully concentrated on my performance, and each of us did everything for the sake of this victory today."

Davydova, Kosterina and Sidneva were members of the Russian squad which finished 10th in the team dressage event at last year's World Equestrian Games in Tryon in the United States.

Belarus finished second today with their combined score of 198.717.

The Group C qualifier covered Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a region of 29 FEI countries. 

The next dressage qualifier for Tokyo is the Pan American Games in Lima which start next month.

August's European Championships in Rotterdam will also qualify riders.