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Equestrian at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Individual eventing

The individual eventing in equestrian at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was held at the Riviera Country Club (dressage), a specially built course in Westchester (cross-country), and the Olympic Stadium (jumping) from 10 to 13 August.[1] NOCs were limited to three horse and rider pairs.[2][3]

Individual eventing
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Equestrian pictogram.svg
VenueRiviera Country Club
Westchester
Olympic Stadium
Date10–13 August 1932
Competitors14 from 6 nations
Winning total1813.333 points
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Pahud de Mortanges  Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Earl Foster Thomson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Clarence von Rosen, Jr.  Sweden
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Charles Pahud de Mortanges and Marcroix, the defending gold medalists, became the first equestrian pair to repeat as champions.[4] They did so despite not winning any of the three stages.

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Competition formatEdit

The team and individual eventing competitions used the same scores. Eventing consisted of a dressage test, a cross-country test, and a jumping test.[1] The total maximum score was 2000 points, with 400 available in dressage, 1300 in cross-country, and 300 in jumping.[5] In the dressage portion, three juries gave scores out of 400; the average of the three was the score for the segment. In the cross-country section, penalties were issued for faults and for going over the time limit (with small bonuses available for finishing early); the total penalties minus bonuses were subtracted from 1300 to give the score for the round. Penalties were also given for faults and slow performances in jumping, with the total penalties subtracted from 300 for that round. The three segment scores were summed to give a final score.

ScheduleEdit

Date Round
Wednesday, 10 August 1932
Thursday, 11 August 1932
Dressage
Friday, 12 August 1932 Cross-country
Saturday, 13 August 1932 Jumping

ResultsEdit

Standings after dressageEdit

Chamberlin won the first portion of the eventing competition, taking a lead slightly over 7 points against his countryman Argo.[6]

Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage
1 Harry Chamberlin Pleasant Smiles   United States 340.333
2 Edwin Argo Honolulu Tomboy   United States 333.000
3 Charles Pahud de Mortanges Marcroix   Netherlands 311.833
4 Clarence von Rosen Jr. Sunnyside Maid   Sweden 310.667
5 Arne Francke Fridolin   Sweden 303.333
6 Earl Foster Thomson Jenny Camp   United States 300.000
7 Ernst Hallberg Marokan   Sweden 290.333
8 Aernout van Lennep Henk   Netherlands 277.500
9 Karel Schummelketel Duiveltje   Netherlands 267.500
10 Morishige Yamamoto Kingo   Japan 257.333
11 Tara Naro Sonshin   Japan 242.000
12 Shunzo Kido Kyu Gun   Japan 212.833
13 José Perez Allende El Torero   Mexico 171.167
14 Armando Barriguete Monza   Mexico 119.167

Standings after cross countryEdit

With 1300 points available, the cross country competition was by far the largest contributor to the eventing scores. The dressage leaders did not fare well in the cross country portion, with Chamberlin finishing fifth in the segment with 192.5 penalties and Argo finishing eighth with 392.5 penalties. Thomson, sixth after dressage, vaulted to the lead with a nearly clean round--incurring 35 time penalties in the open country but earning 6 bonus time points in the steeplechase. De Mortanges and von Rosen, second and third in the round with 58.0 and 58.5 penalties, moved into second and third place overall. The gap between von Rosen and Chamberlin--now in fourth place--was over 100 points, a very difficult distance to close with only the jumping portion remaining; barring disaster for one of the three, the medalists had largely been decided at this point and were competing with each other for final placement. Barriguete did not start the cross country portion; four others did not finish it.[7]

Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross Country Total
1 Earl Foster Thomson Jenny Camp   United States 300.000 1271.000 1571.000
2 Charles Pahud de Mortanges Marcroix   Netherlands 311.833 1242.000 1553.833
3 Clarence von Rosen Jr. Sunnyside Maid   Sweden 310.667 1241.500 1552.167
4 Harry Chamberlin Pleasant Smiles   United States 340.333 1107.500 1447.833
5 Ernst Hallberg Marokan   Sweden 290.333 1129.000 1419.333
6 Karel Schummelketel Duiveltje   Netherlands 267.500 1105.000 1372.500
7 Morishige Yamamoto Kingo   Japan 257.333 1092.500 1349.833
8 Edwin Argo Honolulu Tomboy   United States 333.000 907.500 1240.500
9 Aernout van Lennep Henk   Netherlands 277.500 797.500 1075.000
5 Arne Francke Fridolin   Sweden 303.333 Eliminated
11 Tara Naro Sonshin   Japan 242.000 Eliminated
12 Shunzo Kido Kyu Gun   Japan 212.833 Eliminated
13 José Perez Allende El Torero   Mexico 171.167 Eliminated
14 Armando Barriguete Monza   Mexico 119.167 Did not start

Final results after jumpingEdit

Argo had a clean round, with no faults and only 0.75 time penalties, to make up significant ground on the field; nobody else had fewer than 40 penalties in the round. However, the three leaders after the cross country segment did well enough to each medal. Thomson, who had the lead, fared worst, incurring 60 penalties. This allowed de Mortanges, with only 40 penalties in the round, to overtake him and successfully repeat the Olympic championship. Von Rosen, with 40 jumping penalties as well, would also have passed Thomson if not for von Rosen's 2.75 time penalties--just enough to keep the Swede in the third position and give the American the silver medal.[8]

Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
  Charles Pahud de Mortanges Marcroix   Netherlands 311.833 1242.000 260.000 1813.833
  Earl Foster Thomson Jenny Camp   United States 300.000 1271.000 240.000 1811.000
  Clarence von Rosen Jr. Sunnyside Maid   Sweden 310.667 1241.500 257.250 1809.417
4 Harry Chamberlin Pleasant Smiles   United States 340.333 1107.500 240.000 1687.833
5 Ernst Hallberg Marokan   Sweden 290.333 1129.000 260.000 1679.333
6 Karel Schummelketel Duiveltje   Netherlands 267.500 1105.000 242.000 1614.500
7 Morishige Yamamoto Kingo   Japan 257.333 1092.500 259.750 1609.583
8 Edwin Argo Honolulu Tomboy   United States 333.000 907.500 299.250 1539.250[9]
9 Aernout van Lennep Henk   Netherlands 277.500 797.500 185.750 1260.750

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Olympic Report, la84.org. Retrieved 5 August, 2018.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 715
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 712
  4. ^ Official Report, pp. 711–12
  5. ^ Men's Three-Day Event, Individual
  6. ^ Official Report, p. 720.
  7. ^ Official Report, p. 721.
  8. ^ Official Report, p. 721.
  9. ^ Official Report, p. 722, gives Argo's final score at 1539.250 even though his component scores would result in a total of 1539.750.