Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. Three of these 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".[2][3] These additional events include the other two equestrian events. It is not certain how many competitors there were, but it is likely that there were between 37 and 64.[4] Calculation of number of competitors is complicated by the fact that a rider might enter an event multiple times on different horses. Five nations competed in the Olympic jumping events, with three more (Germany, Spain, and Austria) in the other two competitions. There were two female riders: Elvira Guerra, who competed in the hacks and hunter combined event, as well as a Frenchwoman "Moulin", whose first name is not known.[5]

Equestrian
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue7th arrondissement of Paris (south of the Place de Breteuil)
Dates29 May
No. of events5
Competitors58[1] from 8 nations
1912 →

Medal tableEdit

 
Dominique Gardères, winner of the high jump competition
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Belgium (BEL)3115
2  France (FRA)2248
3  Italy (ITA)1102
Totals (3 nations)64515

Medal summaryEdit

 
Constant van Langhendonck, winner of the long jump competition
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Jumping
details
Aimé Haegeman
  Belgium
Georges Van Der Poele
  Belgium
Louis de Champsavin
  France
High jump
details
Dominique Gardères
  France

Gian Giorgio Trissino
  Italy

none awarded Georges Van Der Poele
  Belgium
Long jump
details
Constant van Langhendonck
  Belgium
Gian Giorgio Trissino
  Italy
Camille de La Forgue de Bellegarde
  France
Hacks and hunter
details
Louis Napoléon Murat
  France
Victor Archenoul
  France
Robert de Montesquiou-Fézensac
  France
Mail coach
details
Georges Nagelmackers
  Belgium
Léon Thome
  France
Jean de Neuflize
  France

Participating nationsEdit

An estimated total of 60 riders from 6 nations (excluding riders known to have competed only in the non-jumping events) competed at the Paris Games:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Paris 1900". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Mallon has 47 known competitors, giving no estimate for unknowns. Most 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.
  5. ^ Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Hacks And Hunter Combined. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018-05-19.

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