Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Hacks and hunter combined

It is unknown how many riders competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics Equestrian hacks and hunter combined competition. (Also known as the chevaux de selle event.) The top four placers are known, as are 14 more riders who also competed, including two women (Elvira Guerra and a French woman with the surname Moulin). As an upper limit, 50 men and 1 woman are listed as entrants in the Official Report, but it is almost certain that not all actually competed. The contest consisted of performing both on the flat at various gaits as well as executing low jumps. Competitors were scored for the quality of the execution of the routine.[1]

Equestrian Hacks and hunter combined
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Épreuve-chevaux-de-selle-concours-hippique-international-JO1900.jpg
Images of the hacks and hunter combined competition
Date31 May
Competitors51 from at least 5 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Louis Napoléon Murat
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Victor Archenoul
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Robert de Montesquiou
 France

The IOC website currently has affirmed a total of 95 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon regarding events that should be considered "Olympic".[2][3] These additional events include the hacks and hunter combined event. (Mallon and de Wael had included this event in their Olympic lists.) As with 24 official medal events from other sports, the IOC does not list the winners of the hacks and hunter combined event in its results database.

Place Rider Horse
1  Louis Napoléon Murat (FRA) The General
2  Victor Archenoul (FRA) Retournelle
3  Robert de Montesquiou (FRA) Grey Leg
4  Marcel Haëntjens (FRA) Mavourneen
5–51  Maurice Jéhin (FRA) Biscuit
5–51  René Alfred Robert de Quincey (FRA) Cy Beau
5–51  Roy (FRA) Reine de Sabat
5–51  Louis de Champsavin (FRA) Terpsichore
5–51  Elvira Guerra (ITA) Libertin
5–51  Harold Dillon (GBR) Duke d'Aoste
5–51  Georges de Lagarenne (FRA) Louqsor
5–51  Hermann Mandl (AUT) Unknown
5–51  Cordon (FRA) Unknown
5–51  Mathieu Marie de Lesseps (FRA) Unknown
5–51  Élie de Polyakov (RUS) Unknown
5–51  Moulin (FRA) Unknown
5–51  Georges Van Der Poele (BEL) Unknown
5–51  Vigneulles (FRA) Unknown
5–51 Up to 33 more competitors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Hacks And Hunter Combined". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Paris 1900". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2017. 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.

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