Taizo Sugitani is a Japanese Olympic show jumping rider and is also the son of the Olympic rider and riding club owner Masayu Sugitani. Representing Japan, he competed at six consecutive Summer Olympics in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and with Hyperion Stud’s Imothep in 2016 in Brazil.

Taizo has also competed in six World Equestrian Games and two World Cup Finals as well as winning the Bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.