Sir Lee Pearson is returning for a sixth Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

A total of 78 athletes from 27 nations have been confirmed on the entry list for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), which features world and European champion Sanne Voets of The Netherlands.

Voets is looking to win in the team, individual and freestyle competitions to make her a "triple-triple" world, European and Paralympic champion.

The 34-year-old first became a Paralympic gold medallist at Rio 2016 in freestyle.

Britain's Sir Lee Pearson, known as the Godfather of Para Dressage, is set to make his sixth appearance at Tokyo 2020 and will look to add to his medal tally of 14 Paralympic medals, which includes 11 golds.

He is the most decorated Paralympian in equestrian and is in contention to add more silverware with his team looking to defend their team title.

Pearson will be joined on that team by Rio 2016 team mates Sophie Christiansen, Natasha Baker and Sophie Wells.

Christiansen is an eight-time Paralympic champion, Baker has won five golds and Wells has won two.

Norwegian 60-year-old Jens Lasse Dokkan is the only athlete on the entry list who has competed at every Paralympics in dressage since its introduction at Atlanta 1996, with Tokyo 2020 set to be his seventh.

World and European champion Sanne Voets features among the entry list for Para equestrian at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
World and European champion Sanne Voets features among the entry list for Para equestrian at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

"This year marks the 25th anniversary of Para dressage’s debut at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta," said FEI Para Equestrian Committee chair Amanda Bond.

"And while they will be a very different Paralympics to what we’ve been used to, these Games are an opportunity to bring Para-equestrian to the forefront. 

"Equestrian sport is unique, with its hallmark being the close connection between athlete and horse. 

"This relationship is all the more special in Para-dressage as the two athletes really become one.

"I know I speak on behalf of the whole community when I say how thrilled we are to have this opportunity following some challenging times. 

"The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a triumph over adversity. 

"I send my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to making the Games happen, and to the people of Japan for welcoming the international sporting community to what has been billed the Games of hope."

Japanese star Sho Inaba is among the debutants set to compete at the Games and will look to reach the podium after winning individual and freestyle medals at international competitions held in his home nation.

Tobias Thorning Joergensen of Denmark is following in the footsteps of his mother Line - who competed at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 - as he is set to make his Paralympic debut too.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are set to take place from August 24 to September 5.