Equestrian at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Individual eventing

The individual eventing in equestrian at the 1956 Olympic Games in Helsinki was held from 30 July to 2 August.[1] Only 34 of the 59 starters were able to finish the competition, with 20 being disqualified in the cross-country, 3 more retiring during that phase, and 2 being disqualified in the jumping.[2]

Individual eventing
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
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Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. and Jubal
VenueLaakso
Ruskeasuo Equestrian Hall
Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Date30 July – 2 August
Competitors59 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr.  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Guy Lefrant  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wilhelm Büsing  Germany
← 1948
1956 →

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. The competitor with the best total score (fewest penalty points) won.

  • Dressage: The eventing competition featured a 12-minute dressage test. The maximum score was 400. Points could be lost for performance as well as time (0.5 points per second over the time limit). Competitors losing more than 200 points were disqualified.
  • Cross-country: The cross-country test had five phases.
    • Phase A: 7 km roads. Time allowed was 29 minutes, 10 seconds (240 m/min). Time penalties were 5 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof over the time limit.
    • Phase B: 4 km steeplechase. Time allowed was 6 minutes, 40 seconds (600 m/min). Time penalties were 10 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof over the time limit. Time bonuses were 3 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof under the time limit (maximum 36 points gained). Obstacle faults were 20, 40, 60, or 80 points, or disqualification.
    • Phase C: 15 km roads. Time allowed was 62 minutes, 30 seconds (240 m/min). Time penalties were 5 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof over the time limit.
    • Phase D: 8 km cross-country. Time allowed was 17 minutes, 46 seconds (450 m/min). Time penalties were 10 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof over the time limit. Time bonuses were 3 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof under the time limit (maximum 72 points gained). Obstacle faults were 20, 40, 60, or 80 points, or disqualification. There were 34 obstacles.
    • Phase E: 2 km flat. Time allowed was 6 minutes (333 m/min). Time penalties were 5 points per each 5 seconds or fraction thereof over the time limit.
  • Jumping: The jumping test had 12 obstacles and was set to a speed of 400 m/min. Time penalties were 0.25 points per second or fraction of a second over the time limit. Fault penalties were 10, 20, or points, or disqualification.

ResultsEdit

Standings after dressageEdit

 
Leaders after dressage, Mauno Roiha and Laaos
Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage
1 Mauno Roiha Laaos   Finland -84.00
2 Wilhelm Büsing Hubertus   Germany -103.50
3 Olof Stahre Komet   Sweden -108.66
4 Lucio Manzin Golden Mount   Italy -108.80
5 Klaus Wagner Dachs   Germany -109.66
6 Salvatore Oppes Champagne   Italy -110.33
7 Charles Hough Jr. Cassivellannus   United States -111.66
8 Folke Frölén Fair   Sweden -118.20
9 Piero D'Inzeo Pagoro   Italy -118.80
10 Aage Rubæk-Nielsen Sahara   Denmark -119.00
11 Guy Lefrant Verdun   France -119.50
12 Hans Schwarzenbach Vae Victis   Switzerland -121.66
12 Otto Mønsted Acthon Sirdar   Denmark -121.66
14 Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -123.33
15 André de la Simone Baccus   France -124.50
16 Carlos Villanueva San Luis   Argentina -124.66
17 Veikko Vartiainen Sabina   Finland -126.00
18 Bertie Hill Stella   Great Britain -126.33
18 Werner Kilcher Voilette   Switzerland -126.33
20 Max van Loon Nerantsoula   Netherlands -127.33
21 Ernest van Loon Ampėre   Netherlands -128.80
22 Pedro Mercado Mandinga   Argentina -130.80
23 Hernán Vigil Naftol   Chile -132.80
24 Charles-Philbert de Couët de Lorry Moskito III   France -133.50
25 Yury Andreyev Logovoj   Soviet Union -135.00
26 Laurence Rook Starlight XV   Great Britain -137.33
27 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -139.00
28 Boris Lilov Zagib   Soviet Union -139.50
29 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -142.20
30 Nicolae Mihalcea Ghibelin   Romania -145.20
31 Reg Hindley Speculation   Great Britain -145.80
32 John Wofford Benny Grimes   United States -146.00
33 Mario Leuenberg Micho   Chile -148.66
34 Jorge Canaves Yatay   Argentina -150.66
35 Joaquín Nogueras Blason   Spain -151.33
36 Mark Darley Emily Little   Ireland -152.66
37 Wiel Hendrickx Patrick   Netherlands -153.33
38 Rashko Fratev Stalingrade   Bulgaria -156.20
39 Mario Becerril Tamaulipas   Mexico -156.33
40 Fernando Cavaleiro Caudel   Portugal -159.00
41 Ilmari Haimi Keija   Finland -160.50
42 Jörg Ziegler Vanna   Switzerland -161.00
43 Ian Hume-Dudgeon Hope   Ireland -162.20
44 Rolando Mosqueira Trelaros   Chile -163.80
45 Larry McGuinness Tara   Canada -171.33
46 Mihai Timu Cornet   Romania -171.66
47 Henry Stewart Treviranus Rustum   Canada -172.00
48 Krastyo Gochev Stratsine   Bulgaria -172.80
49 António de Almeida Florentina   Portugal -173.20
50 Walter Staley Craigwood Park   United States -173.50
51 Joaquim Silva Faial   Portugal -173.80
52 Pericles Cavalcanti Destino   Brazil -175.50
53 Stoyan Rogachev Lérine   Bulgaria -178.50
54 Thomas Gayford Constellation   Canada -180.50
55 Petre Andreanu Ciurlan   Romania -182.00
56 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cuchulain   Ireland -183.66
57 Beltrán de Albuquerque Huron   Spain -186.00
58 Otto Rothe Trux von Kamax   Germany -186.33
59 Fernando López Amado Mio   Spain -190.33

Standings after cross-countryEdit

 
Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. and Jubal
 
Wilhelm Büsing and Hubertus
 
Reg Hindley and Speculation
 
Hans Christian Andersen and Tom
Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross-country Total
Points lost Points gained
Obstacles Time Total Stage B Stage D Total
1 Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -123.33 0 0 0 36 69 105 -18.33
2 Olof Stahre Komet   Sweden -108.66 0 0 0 30 51 81 -27.66
3 Guy Lefrant Verdun   France -119.50 0 0 0 36 39 75 -44.50
4 Pedro Mercado Mandinga   Argentina -130.80 0 0 0 27 51 78 -52.80
5 Wilhelm Büsing Hubertus   Germany -103.50 0 0 0 21 27 48 -55.50
6 Klaus Wagner Dachs   Germany -109.66 0 15 15 30 39 69 -55.66
7 Bertie Hill Stella   Great Britain -126.33 0 0 0 33 36 69 -57.33
8 Charles Hough Jr. Cassivellannus   United States -111.66 0 0 0 36 15 51 -60.66
9 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -139.00 0 0 0 36 39 75 -64.00
10 Piero D'Inzeo Pagoro   Italy -118.80 20 0 20 36 36 72 -66.80
11 Beltrán de Albuquerque Huron   Spain -186.00 0 0 0 33 45 78 -108.00
12 Mario Leuenberg Micho   Chile -148.66 20 0 20 36 21 57 -111.66
13 Reg Hindley Speculation   Great Britain -145.80 20 0 20 36 18 54 -111.80
14 Folke Frölén Fair   Sweden -118.20 80 0 80 36 48 84 -114.20
15 Otto Rothe Trux von Kamax   Germany -186.33 0 0 0 30 42 72 -114.33
16 Jörg Ziegler Vanna   Switzerland -161.00 20 0 20 30 24 54 -127.00
17 Hans Schwarzenbach Vae Victis   Switzerland -121.66 60 0 60 27 9 36 -145.66
18 Walter Staley Craigwood Park   United States -173.50 20 0 20 33 12 45 -148.50
19 Fernando Cavaleiro Caudel   Portugal -159.00 80 0 80 33 33 66 -173.00
20 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -142.20 60 10 70 30 0 30 -182.20
21 André de la Simone Baccus   France -124.50 120 0 120 36 15 51 -193.50
22 Mario Becerril Tamaulipas   Mexico -156.33 60 10 70 30 0 30 -196.33
23 Henry Stewart Treviranus Rustum   Canada -172.00 0 60 60 30 3 33 -199.00
24 António de Almeida Florentina   Portugal -173.20 100 0 100 33 24 57 -216.20
25 Joaquim Silva Faial   Portugal -173.80 20 40 60 15 0 15 -218.80
26 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cuchulain   Ireland -183.66 100 0 100 36 9 45 -238.66
27 Otto Mønsted Acthon Sirdar   Denmark -121.66 0 150 150 24 0 24 -247.66
28 Ian Hume-Dudgeon Hope   Ireland -162.20 20 100 120 33 0 33 -249.20
29 Aage Rubæk-Nielsen Sahara   Denmark -119.00 80 150 230 30 0 30 -319.00
30 Larry McGuinness Tara   Canada -171.33 0 190 190 36 0 36 -325.33
31 John Wofford Benny Grimes   United States -146.00 20 190 210 18 0 18 -338.00
32 Mihai Timu Cornet   Romania -171.66 20 190 210 21 0 21 -360.66
33 Ilmari Haimi Keija   Finland -160.50 80 130 210 0 3 3 -367.50
34 Mark Darley Emily Little   Ireland -152.66 80 200 280 27 0 27 -405.66
35 Fernando López Amado Mio   Spain -190.33 60 220 280 12 0 12 -458.33
36 Rolando Mosqueira Trelaros   Chile -163.80 20 300 320 15 0 15 -468.80
Mauno Roiha Laaos   Finland -84.00 Disqualified DSQ
Lucio Manzin Golden Mount   Italy -108.80 Disqualified DSQ
Salvatore Oppes Champagne   Italy -110.33 Disqualified DSQ
Carlos Villanueva San Luis   Argentina -124.66 Did not finish DNF
Veikko Vartiainen Sabina   Finland -126.00 Disqualified DSQ
Werner Kilcher Voilette   Switzerland -126.33 Disqualified DSQ
Max van Loon Nerantsoula   Netherlands -127.33 Disqualified DSQ
Ernest van Loon Ampėre   Netherlands -128.80 Disqualified DSQ
Hernán Vigil Naftol   Chile -132.80 Did not finish DNF
Charles-Philbert de Couët de Lorry Moskito III   France -133.50 Disqualified DSQ
Yury Andreyev Logovoj   Soviet Union -135.00 Disqualified DSQ
Laurence Rook Starlight XV   Great Britain -137.33 Disqualified DSQ
Boris Lilov Zagib   Soviet Union -139.50 Disqualified DSQ
Nicolae Mihalcea Ghibelin   Romania -145.20 Disqualified DSQ
Jorge Canaves Yatay   Argentina -150.66 Disqualified DSQ
Joaquín Nogueras Blason   Spain -151.33 Did not finish DNF
Wiel Hendrickx Patrick   Netherlands -153.33 Disqualified DSQ
Rashko Fratev Stalingrade   Bulgaria -156.20 Disqualified DSQ
Krastyo Gochev Stratsine   Bulgaria -172.80 Disqualified DSQ
Pericles Cavalcanti Destino   Brazil -175.50 Disqualified DSQ
Stoyan Rogachev Lérine   Bulgaria -178.50 Disqualified DSQ
Thomas Gayford Constellation   Canada -180.50 Disqualified DSQ
Petre Andreanu Ciurlan   Romania -182.00 Disqualified DSQ

Final results after jumpingEdit

Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Points lost
Obstacles Time Total
  Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -123.33 105 10 0 10 -28.33
  Guy Lefrant Verdun   France -119.50 75 10 0 10 -54.50
  Wilhelm Büsing Hubertus   Germany -103.50 48 0 0 0 -55.50
4 Pedro Mercado Mandinga   Argentina -130.80 78 10 0 10 -62.80
5 Klaus Wagner Dachs   Germany -109.66 54 10 0 10 -65.66
6 Piero D'Inzeo Pagoro   Italy -118.80 52 0 0 0 -66.80
7 Bertie Hill Stella   Great Britain -126.33 69 10 0 10 -67.33
8 Olof Stahre Komet   Sweden -108.66 81 40 1.75 41.75 -69.41
9 Charles Hough Jr. Cassivellannus   United States -111.66 51 10 0 10 -70.66
10 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -139.00 75 20 0 20 -84.00
11 Otto Rothe Trux von Kamax   Germany -186.33 72 0 0 0 -114.33
12 Beltrán de Albuquerque Huron   Spain -186.00 78 10 0 10 -118.00
13 Reg Hindley Speculation   Great Britain -145.80 34 10 0 10 -121.80
14 Mario Leuenberg Micho   Chile -148.66 37 10 2.50 12.50 -124.16
15 Folke Frölén Fair   Sweden -118.20 4 10 0 10 -124.20
16 Jörg Ziegler Vanna   Switzerland -161.00 34 20 0 20 -147.00
17 Hans Schwarzenbach Vae Victis   Switzerland -121.66 -24 10 0 10 -155.66
18 Walter Staley Craigwood Park   United States -173.50 25 20 0 20 -168.50
19 Fernando Cavaleiro Caudel   Portugal -159.00 -14 10 0 10 -183.00
20 André de la Simone Baccus   France -124.50 -69 0 0 0 -193.50
21 Mario Becerril Tamaulipas   Mexico -156.33 -40 0 0 0 -196.33
22 Henry Stewart Treviranus Rustum   Canada -172.00 -27 0 0 0 -199.00
23 António de Almeida Florentina   Portugal -173.20 -43 0 0 0 -216.20
24 Joaquim Silva Faial   Portugal -173.80 -45 0 0 0 -218.80
25 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -142.20 -30 40 0 40 -222.20
26 Otto Mønsted Acthon Sirdar   Denmark -121.66 -126 20 0 20 -267.66
27 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cuchulain   Ireland -183.66 -55 30 0 30 -268.66
28 Ian Hume-Dudgeon Hope   Ireland -162.20 -87 20 0 20 -269.20
29 Larry McGuinness Tara   Canada -171.33 -154 0 0 0 -325.33
30 Aage Rubæk-Nielsen Sahara   Denmark -119.00 -200 20 0 20 -339.00
31 John Wofford Benny Grimes   United States -146.00 -192 10 0 10 -348.00
32 Ilmari Haimi Keija   Finland -160.50 -207 40 0 40 -407.50
33 Mark Darley Emily Little   Ireland -152.66 -253 10 0 10 -415.66
34 Fernando López Amado Mio   Spain -190.33 -268 20 0 20 -478.33
Mihai Timu Cornet   Romania -171.66 -189 Disqualified DSQ
Rolando Mosqueira Trelaros   Chile -163.80 -305 Disqualified DSQ
Mauno Roiha Laaos   Finland -84.00 Disqualified DSQ
Lucio Manzin Golden Mount   Italy -108.80 Disqualified DSQ
Salvatore Oppes Champagne   Italy -110.33 Disqualified DSQ
Carlos Villanueva San Luis   Argentina -124.66 Did not finish DNF
Veikko Vartiainen Sabina   Finland -126.00 Disqualified DSQ
Werner Kilcher Voilette   Switzerland -126.33 Disqualified DSQ
Max van Loon Nerantsoula   Netherlands -127.33 Disqualified DSQ
Ernest van Loon Ampėre   Netherlands -128.80 Disqualified DSQ
Hernán Vigil Naftol   Chile -132.80 Did not finish DNF
Charles-Philbert de Couët de Lorry Moskito III   France -133.50 Disqualified DSQ
Yury Andreyev Logovoj   Soviet Union -135.00 Disqualified DSQ
Laurence Rook Starlight XV   Great Britain -137.33 Disqualified DSQ
Boris Lilov Zagib   Soviet Union -139.50 Disqualified DSQ
Nicolae Mihalcea Ghibelin   Romania -145.20 Disqualified DSQ
Jorge Cánaves Yatay   Argentina -150.66 Disqualified DSQ
Joaquín Nogueras Blason   Spain -151.33 Did not finish DNF
Wiel Hendrickx Patrick   Netherlands -153.33 Disqualified DSQ
Rashko Fratev Stalingrade   Bulgaria -156.20 Disqualified DSQ
Krastyo Gochev Stratsine   Bulgaria -172.80 Disqualified DSQ
Pericles Cavalcanti Destino   Brazil -175.50 Disqualified DSQ
Stoyan Rogachev Lérine   Bulgaria -178.50 Disqualified DSQ
Thomas Gayford Constellation   Canada -180.50 Disqualified DSQ
Petre Andreanu Ciurlan   Romania -182.00 Disqualified DSQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Report, p. 522.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Three-Day Event, Individual". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

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