Equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Individual eventing

The individual eventing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place between 11 and 14 June, at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium. Eventing was open to men only. It was the 9th appearance of the event.[1]

Individual eventing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Petrus Kastenman OS 1956 Järvafältet.jpg
Petrus Kastenman and Iluster
VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
Date11–14 June
Competitors56 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Petrus Kastenman  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) August Lütke-Westhues  United Team of Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Francis Weldon  Great Britain
← 1952
1960 →

Competition formatEdit

The team and individual eventing competitions used the same results. 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 dressage test. Five judges gave scores.
  • Cross-country: The cross-country test had five phases.
    • Phase A: 7.2 km roads. Time allowed was 30 minutes (240 m/min).
    • Phase B: 3.6 km steeplechase. Time allowed was 6 minutes (600 m/min).
    • Phase C: 14.4 km roads. Time allowed was 60 minutes (240 m/min).
    • Phase D: 7.65 km cross-country. Time allowed was 17 minutes (450 m/min). There were 33 obstacles.
    • Phase E: 2 km flat. Time allowed was 6 minutes (333 m/min).
  • Jumping: The jumping test had 12 obstacles.

ResultsEdit

56 riders competed.[2]

Standings after dressageEdit

Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage
1 Otto Rothe Sissi   United Team of Germany -98.40
2 Arthur Rook Wild Venture   Great Britain -101.60
3 Klaus Wagner Prinzess   United Team of Germany -102.40
4 Francis Weldon Kilbarry   Great Britain -103.20
5 Roland Perret Erlfried   Switzerland -105.60
6 Kari Tolvanen Lariina   Finland -107.60
7 Bertie Hill Countryman III   Great Britain -108.40
8 Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -110.40
9 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -110.80
10 Milo Gmür Romeo   Switzerland -111.20
11 Alain Bouchet Ferney   France -112.40
12 Petrus Kastenman Iluster   Sweden -116.40
13 Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast   Soviet Union -119.20
14 Johan Asker Iller   Sweden -119.60
15 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -120.40
16 John Rumble Cilroy   Canada -122.80
17 Giuseppe Molinari Uccello   Italy -124.40
18 Brian Crago Radar   Australia -124.80
19 Jean Saint-Fort Paillard Farceur   France -125.60
20 Rashko Fratev Naphtaline   Bulgaria -126.80
21 Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap   Soviet Union -129.20
21 Karl Ammitzböll Kajus   Denmark -129.20
23 August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax   United Team of Germany -129.60
23 Konstantin Venkov Greibel   Bulgaria -129.60
25 Brian Herbinson Tara   Canada -131.20
26 Nail Gönenli Temel   Turkey -133.60
27 Ernie Barker Dandy   Australia -134.40
28 Virgil Barbuceanu Brebenel   Romania -136.00
29 Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston   Italy -138.80
30 Jim Elder Colleen   Canada -141.20
40 Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna   Denmark -141.20
32 Gheorghe Langa Bolero   Romania -142.40
33 Reijo Kuistila Lamora   Finland -142.80
44 Gheorghe Soare Cabala   Romania -142.80
35 Fethi Gürcan Rih   Turkey -143.20
36 Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather   Italy -145.60
37 Genko Rashkov Euphoria   Bulgaria -146.00
37 Carlos de la Serna Fanion   Argentina -146.00
39 Joaquim Silva Heléboro   Portugal -149.20
40 Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I   Argentina -150.00
40 Samuel Koechlin Goya   Switzerland -150.00
42 Fernando Cavaleiro Marte   Portugal -152.00
43 Eduardo Cano Why   Argentina -152.80
43 Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno   Finland -152.80
45 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown   Ireland -153.20
46 Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar   Australia -154.40
47 Jack Burton Huntingfield   United States -155.60
48 Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin   Ireland -158.00
49 Joaquín Nogueras Thalia   Spain -161.60
50 Frank Duffy Drop Dead   United States -162.40
51 Bill Mullins Charleville   Ireland -166.00
52 Kemal Özçelik Eskimo   Turkey -166.80
53 Faustino Dominguez Anfitrion   Spain -170.80
54 Alvaro Sabbo Marto   Portugal -173.20
55 Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan   Spain -177.60
56 Walter Staley Mud Dauber   United States -182.00

Standings after cross-countryEdit

 
Petrus Kastenman and Iluster tackling the cross-country course
Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross-country Total
Obstacle faults Time points Total
Stage B Stage D Total Stage B Stage D Total
1 Petrus Kastenman Iluster   Sweden -116.40 0 0 0 30.67 39.20 69.87 69.87 -46.53
2 August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax   United Team of Germany -129.60 0 0 0 20.95 43.78 64.73 64.73 -64.87
3 Francis Weldon Kilbarry   Great Britain -103.20 0 -20 -20 32.38 25.34 57.72 37.72 -65.48
4 Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast   Soviet Union -119.20 0 0 0 6.86 35.69 42.55 42.55 -76.65
5 Genko Rashkov Euphoria   Bulgaria -146.00 0 0 0 14.34 30.43 44.77 44.77 -101.23
6 Arthur Rook Wild Venture   Great Britain -101.60 0 -20 -20 16.61 -0.90 15.71 -4.29 -105.89
7 Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather   Italy -145.60 0 0 0 27.99 -1.80 26.19 26.19 -119.41
8 Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston   Italy -138.80 0 -20 -20 10.29 22.08 32.37 12.37 -126.43
9 Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I   Argentina -150.00 0 -20 -20 11.90 31.64 43.54 23.54 -126.46
10 Walter Staley Mud Dauber   United States -182.00 0 0 0 32.99 14.44 47.43 47.43 -134.57
11 Bill Mullins Charleville   Ireland -166.00 0 0 0 9.06 21.96 31.02 31.02 -134.98
12 Brian Crago Radar   Australia -124.80 0 0 0 4.48 -17.10 -12.62 -12.62 -137.42
13 Bertie Hill Countryman III   Great Britain -108.40 0 -80 -80 36.00 12.29 48.29 -31.71 -140.11
14 John Rumble Cilroy   Canada -122.80 0 0 0 4.27 -24.00 -19.73 -19.73 -142.53
15 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -120.40 0 0 0 -4.20 -19.80 -24.00 -24.00 -144.40
16 Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar   Australia -154.40 0 0 0 9.13 0.21 9.34 9.34 -145.06
17 Otto Rothe Sissi   United Team of Germany -98.40 0 -80 -80 23.33 7.03 30.36 -49.64 -148.04
18 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown   Ireland -153.20 0 -40 -40 24.38 8.01 32.39 -7.61 -160.81
19 Kemal Özçelik Eskimo   Turkey -166.80 0 0 0 16.99 -26.40 -9.41 -9.41 -176.21
20 Jim Elder Colleen   Canada -141.20 0 -40 -40 11.31 -13.80 -2.49 -42.49 -183.69
21 Brian Herbinson Tara   Canada -131.20 0 -20 -20 0.20 -55.50 -55.30 -75.30 -206.50
22 Eduardo Cano Why   Argentina -152.80 0 -100 -100 11.31 9.48 20.79 -79.21 -232.01
23 Klaus Wagner Prinzess   United Team of Germany -102.40 0 -140 -140 15.70 -6.30 9.40 -130.60 -233.00
24 Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -110.40 0 -200 -200 34.46 27.06 61.52 -138.48 -248.88
25 Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna   Denmark -141.20 0 -80 -80 3.72 -40.20 -36.48 -116.48 -257.68
26 Nail Gönenli Temel   Turkey -133.60 0 -140 -140 26.83 -23.40 3.43 -136.57 -270.17
27 Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap   Soviet Union -129.20 0 -140 -140 7.42 -15.90 -8.48 -148.48 -277.68
28 Jean Saint-Fort Paillard Farceur   France -125.60 0 -180 -180 36.00 -15.30 20.70 -159.30 -284.90
29 Ernie Barker Dandy   Australia -134.40 -60 -80 -140 -13.20 -8.40 -21.60 -161.60 -296.00
30 Gheorghe Soare Cabala   Romania -142.80 0 -160 -160 33.16 -38.10 -4.94 -164.94 -307.74
31 Carlos de la Serna Fanion   Argentina -146.00 -60 -140 -200 15.39 -5.10 10.29 -189.71 -335.71
32 Milo Gmür Romeo   Switzerland -111.20 0 -180 -180 2.49 -49.80 -47.31 -227.31 -338.51
33 Joaquim Silva Heléboro   Portugal -149.20 0 -140 -140 19.85 -70.20 -50.35 -190.35 -339.55
34 Roland Perret Erlfried   Switzerland -105.60 0 -180 -180 11.02[3] -90.60 -101.62 -259.58 -365.18
35 Giuseppe Molinari Uccello   Italy -124.40 0 -220 -220 4.90 -55.80 -50.90 -270.90 -395.30
36 Jack Burton Huntingfield   United States -155.60 0 -120 -120 -8.40 -132.60 -141.00 -261.00 -416.60
37 Alain Bouchet Ferney   France -112.40 0 -360 -360 24.95 -22.80 2.15 -357.85 -470.25
38 Konstantin Venkov Greibel   Bulgaria -129.60 0 -320 -320 14.42 -95.40 -80.98 -400.98 -530.58
39 Samuel Koechlin Goya   Switzerland -150.00 0 -320 -320 2.49 -89.70 -87.21 -407.21 -557.21
40 Fernando Cavaleiro Marte   Portugal -152.00 0 -420 -420 1.41 -41.40 -39.99 -459.99 -611.99
41 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -110.80 0 -460 -460 11.90 -119.10 -107.20 -567.20 -678.00
42 Reijo Kuistila Lamora   Finland -142.80 0 -540 -540 23.58 -279.30 -255.72 -795.72 -938.52
Kari Tolvanen Lariina   Finland -107.60 Eliminated
Johan Asker Iller   Sweden -119.60 Eliminated
Rashko Fratev Naphtaline   Bulgaria -126.80 Eliminated
Karl Ammitzböll Kajus   Denmark -129.20 Eliminated
Virgil Barbuceanu Brebenel   Romania -136.00 Eliminated
Gheorghe Langa Bolero   Romania -142.40 Eliminated
Fethi Gürcan Rih   Turkey -143.20 Eliminated
Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno   Finland -152.80 Eliminated
Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin   Ireland -158.00 Eliminated
Joaquín Nogueras Thalia   Spain -161.60 Eliminated
Frank Duffy Drop Dead   United States -162.40 Eliminated
Faustino Dominguez Anfitrion   Spain -170.80 Eliminated
Alvaro Sabbo Marto   Portugal -173.20 Eliminated
Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan   Spain -177.60 Eliminated

Final results after jumpingEdit

 
Petrus Kastenman and Iluster took the individual eventing gold medal
Rank Rider Horse Nation Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Points lost
Obstacles Time Total
  Petrus Kastenman Iluster   Sweden -116.40 69.87 -20 0 -20 -66.53
  August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax   United Team of Germany -129.60 64.73 -20 0 -20 -84.87
  Francis Weldon Kilbarry   Great Britain -103.20 37.72 -20 0 -20 -85.48
4 Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast   Soviet Union -119.20 42.55 -20 0 -20 -96.65
5 Genko Rashkov Euphoria   Bulgaria -146.00 44.77 -10 0 -10 -111.23
6 Arthur Rook Wild Venture   Great Britain -101.60 -4.29 -10 -3.75 -13.75 -119.64
7 Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston   Italy -138.80 12.37 -10 0 -10 -136.43
8 Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I   Argentina -150.00 23.54 -10 0 -10 -136.46
9 Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather   Italy -145.60 26.19 -20 0 -20 -139.41
10 Bill Mullins Charleville   Ireland -166.00 31.02 -10 -0.5 -10.5 -145.48
11 Brian Crago Radar   Australia -124.80 -12.62 -10 0 -10 -147.42
12 Bertie Hill Countryman III   Great Britain -108.40 -31.71 -10 -0.25 -10.25 -150.36
13 Hans Christian Andersen Tom   Denmark -120.40 -24.00 -10 0 -10 -154.40
14 Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar   Australia -154.40 9.34 -10 0 -10 -155.06
15 Otto Rothe Sissi   United Team of Germany -98.40 -49.64 -10 0 -10 -158.04
16 John Rumble Cilroy   Canada -122.80 -19.73 -20 0 -20 -162.53
17 Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown   Ireland -153.20 -7.61 -10 0 -10 -170.81
18 Kemal Özçelik Eskimo   Turkey -166.80 -9.41 -10 0 -10 -186.21
19 Jim Elder Colleen   Canada -141.20 -42.49 -10 0 -10 -193.69
20 Brian Herbinson Tara   Canada -131.20 -75.30 -10 0 -10 -216.50
21 Klaus Wagner Prinzess   United Team of Germany -102.40 -130.60 0 0 0 -233.00
22 Eduardo Cano Why   Argentina -152.80 -79.21 -10 0 -10 -242.01
23 Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna   Denmark -141.20 -116.48 -10 0 -10 -267.68
24 Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal   Sweden -110.40 -138.48 -30 -7.5 -37.5 -286.38
25 Jean Saint-Fort Paillard Farceur   France -125.60 -159.30 -10 0 -10 -294.90
26 Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap   Soviet Union -129.20 -148.48 -20 0 -20 -297.68
27 Ernie Barker Dandy   Australia -134.40 -161.60 -20 -1.5 -21.5 -317.50
28 Carlos de la Serna Fanion   Argentina -146.00 -189.71 -10 0 -10 -345.71
29 Joaquim Silva Heléboro   Portugal -149.20 -190.35 -10 0 -10 -349.55
30 Milo Gmür Romeo   Switzerland -111.20 -227.31 -40 0 -40 -378.51
31 Roland Perret Erlfried   Switzerland -105.60 -259.58 -40 0 -40 -405.18
32 Giuseppe Molinari Uccello   Italy -124.40 -270.90 -20 0 -20 -415.30
33 Samuel Koechlin Goya   Switzerland -150.00 -407.21 -20 0 -20 -577.21
34 Fernando Cavaleiro Marte   Portugal -152.00 -459.99 -40 -5.25 -45.25 -657.24
35 Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop   Soviet Union -110.80 -567.20 -40 0 -40 -718.00
36 Reijo Kuistila Lamora   Finland -142.80 -795.72 -10 -2.25 -12.25 -950.77
Walter Staley Mud Dauber   United States -182.00 47.43 Eliminated
Gheorghe Soare Cabala   Romania -142.80 -164.94 Eliminated
Nail Gönenli Temel   Turkey -133.60 -136.57 Did not start Elim.
Jack Burton Huntingfield   United States -155.60 -261.00 Did not start Elim.
Alain Bouchet Ferney   France -112.40 -357.85 Did not start Elim.
Konstantin Venkov Greibel   Bulgaria -129.60 -400.98 Did not start Elim.
Kari Tolvanen Lariina   Finland -107.60 Eliminated
Johan Asker Iller   Sweden -119.60 Eliminated
Rashko Fratev Naphtaline   Bulgaria -126.80 Eliminated
Karl Ammitzböll Kajus   Denmark -129.20 Eliminated
Virgil Bărbuceanu Brebenel   Romania -136.00 Eliminated
Gheorghe Langa Bolero   Romania -142.40 Eliminated
Fethi Gürcan Rih   Turkey -143.20 Eliminated
Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno   Finland -152.80 Eliminated
Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin   Ireland -158.00 Eliminated
Joaquín Nogueras Thalia   Spain -161.60 Eliminated
Frank Duffy Drop Dead   United States -162.40 Eliminated
Faustino Domínguez Anfitrion   Spain -170.80 Eliminated
Alvaro Sabbo Marto   Portugal -173.20 Eliminated
Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan   Spain -177.60 Eliminated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1956 Stockholm Equestrian Games: Men's Three-Day Event, Individual". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. ^ Official Report, pp. 168–71.
  3. ^ The Official Report shows Perret's time score on this phase as -11.02, but the totals given in the Report are consistent with a score of 11.02 instead.