Equestrian at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Individual dressage

The individual dressage in equestrian at the 1948 Olympic Games in London was held in Aldershot from 9 to 10 August. Swiss rider Hans Moser won the gold medal. The silver was won by André Jousseaume of France and the bronze by Swedish rider Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.. The sixth place finisher, Gehnäll Persson, was disqualified when it was discovered that he was only a noncommissioned officer and thus ineligible to compete.[1][2]

Individual dressage
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
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Date9–10 August
Competitors19 from 9 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hans Moser  Switzerland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) André Jousseaume  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.  Sweden
← 1936
1952 →

Competition formatEdit

The team and individual dressage competitions used the same results. A test was to be carried out from memory by each rider within 13 minutes, losing half a point for every second over the time limit.


Rank Rider Nation Horse Score
  Hans Moser   Switzerland Hummer 492.5
  André Jousseaume   France Harpagon 480.0
  Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.   Sweden Trumf 477.5
4 Robert Borg   United States Klingsor 473.5
5 Henri Saint Cyr   Sweden Djinn 444.5
6 Jean Saint-Fort Paillard   France Sous les Ceps 439.5
7 Alois Podhajsky   Austria Teja 437.5
8 Earl Foster Thomson   United States Pancraft 421.0
9 Fernando Paes   Portugal Matamas 411.0
10 Francisco Valadas   Portugal Feitico 405.0
11 Justo Iturralde   Argentina Pajarito 397.0
12 Luís Mena e Silva   Portugal Fascinante 366.0
13 Frank Henry   United States Reno Overdo 361.5
14 Carlos Kirkpatrick   Spain Yanta 353.0
15 Maurice Buret   France Saint Ouen 349.5
16 Humberto Terzano   Argentina Bienvenido 327.0
17 Oscar Goulú   Argentina Grillo 281.5
18 Gabriel Gracida   Mexico Kamcia 248.5
- Gehnäll Persson   Sweden Knaust DSQ


  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 236. ISBN 0140066322.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Dressage, Individual". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.

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