At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. The competition was held from 29 May to 2 June at the Place de Breteuil in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, as part of the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The equestrian events were organised by the Société Hippique Française and titled as the Concours Hippique International (English: International Horse Show), with competitors from eight countries competing in three jumping and two driving events.
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||7th arrondissement of Paris (south of the Place de Breteuil)|
|Dates||29 May – 2 June 1900|
|No. of events||5|
|Competitors||Up to 64[a] from 8[b] nations|
Only the three jumping events had been considered "Olympic" by the International Olympic Committee in the past. The IOC website currently has affirmed a total of 95 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon for events that should be considered "Olympic". These additional events include two equestrian driving events. It is not certain how many competitors there were, but it is likely that there were between 37 and 64.[a] Five nations competed in the Olympic jumping events, with three more (Germany, Spain, and Austria) in the two driving events. There were two female riders, both of whom competed in the hacks and hunter combined event: Italian Elvira Guerra and Frenchwoman Jane Moulin.
|Tuesday, 29 May 1900||Jumping (obstacle course)|
|Thursday, 31 May 1900||Hacks and hunter combined|
|Saturday, 2 June 1900||14:00||Four-in-hand mail coach|
Medal table edit
|Totals (3 entries)||6||4||5||15|
Medal summary edit
|Georges Van Der Poele
|Louis de Champsavin|
|none awarded||Georges Van Der Poele|
||Constant van Langhendonck
|Gian Giorgio Trissino
|Jacques de Prunelé|
|Hacks and hunter
|Robert de Montesquiou-Fézensac|
|Jean de Neuflize|
See also edit
- The exact number of competitors is unknown. Mallon has 47 known competitors, giving no estimate for unknowns. Many of the known competitors are in the four-in-hand mail coach event. De Wael claims 16 unknowns and adds a 48th name to the known list, for a total of 64. Both sources include all five events. Calculation of number of competitors is complicated by the fact that a rider might enter an event multiple times on different horses.
- Official figures based on nationality of owner.
- "Section V: Sport Hippique". Concours Internationaux d'exercices physiques et de sports (Report) (in French). Ministére du commerce, de l'industrie, des postes et des télégraphes. 1901. pp. 278–295. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
- "Paris 1900". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
- Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Hacks And Hunter Combined. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
- "Le Concours Hippique; Journee du 31 Mai". La France Militaire (in French). 1 June 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 6 March 2022 – via Retro News.
- "Paris 1900 Equestrian Jumping Individual Mixed Results". Olympics.com. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
- International Olympic Committee medal winners database
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Equestrian 1900". Accessed 19 January 2006. Available electronically at .
- Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.