Equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Team eventing

The team 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]

Team eventing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
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VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
Date11–14 June
Competitors54 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United Team of Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Canada
← 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. The individual scores were summed to give a team score.

  • 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

18 teams of 3 (54 riders) competed. France also sent a team, but one of its riders did not begin the eventing competition.[2]

Standings after dressageEdit

Rank Nation Individual results Team result
Rider Horse Dressage
1   Great Britain Arthur Rook Wild Venture -101.60 -313.20
Francis Weldon Kilbarry -103.20
Bertie Hill Countryman III -108.40
2   United Team of Germany Otto Rothe Sissi -98.40 -330.40
Klaus Wagner Prinzess -102.40
August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax -129.60
3   Sweden Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal -110.40 -346.40
Petrus Kastenman Iluster -116.40
Johan Asker Iller -119.60
4   Soviet Union Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop -110.80 -359.20
Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast -119.20
Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap -129.20
5   Switzerland Roland Perret Erlfried -105.60 -366.80
Milo Gmür Romeo -111.20
Samuel Koechlin Goya -150.00
6   Denmark Hans Christian Andersen Tom -120.40 -390.80
Karl Ammitzböll Kajus -129.20
Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna -141.20
7   Canada John Rumble Cilroy -122.80 -395.20
Brian Herbinson Tara -131.20
Jim Elder Colleen -141.20
8   Bulgaria Rashko Fratev Naphtaline -126.80 -402.40
Konstantin Venkov Greibel -129.60
Genko Rashkov Euphoria -146.00
9   Finland Kari Tolvanen Lariina -107.60 -403.20
Reijo Kuistila Lamora -142.80
Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno -152.80
10   Italy Giuseppe Molinari Uccello -124.40 -408.80
Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston -138.80
Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather -145.60
11   Australia Brian Crago Radar -124.80 -413.60
Ernie Barker Dandy -134.40
Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar -154.40
12   Romania Virgil Barbuceanu Brebenel -136.00 -421.20
Gheorghe Langa Bolero -142.40
Gheorghe Soare Cabala -142.80
13   Turkey Nail Gönenli Temel -133.60 -443.60
Fethi Gürcan Rih -143.20
Kemal Özçelik Eskimo -166.80
14   Argentina Carlos de la Serna Fanion -146.00 -448.80
Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I -150.00
Eduardo Cano Why -152.80
15   Portugal Joaquim Silva Heléboro -149.20 -474.40
Fernando Cavaleiro Marte -152.00
Alvaro Sabbo Marto -173.20
16   Ireland Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown -153.20 -477.20
Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin -158.00
Bill Mullins Charleville -166.00
17   United States Jack Burton Huntingfield -155.60 -500.00
Frank Duffy Drop Dead -162.40
Walter Staley Mud Dauber -182.00
18   Spain Joaquín Nogueras Thalia -161.60 -510.00
Faustino Dominguez Anfitrion -170.80
Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan -177.60

Standings after cross-countryEdit

Rank Nation Individual results Team result
Rider Horse Dressage Cross-country Total
1   Great Britain Francis Weldon Kilbarry -103.20 37.72 -65.48 -311.48
Arthur Rook Wild Venture -101.60 -4.29 -105.89
Bertie Hill Countryman III -108.40 -31.71 -140.11
2   United Team of Germany August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax -129.60 64.73 -64.87 -445.91
Otto Rothe Sissi -098.40 -49.64 -148.04
Klaus Wagner Prinzess -102.40 -130.60 -233.00
3   Canada John Rumble Cilroy -122.80 -19.73 -142.53 -532.72
Jim Elder Colleen -141.20 -42.49 -183.69
Brian Herbinson Tara -131.20 -75.30 -206.50
4   Australia Brian Crago Radar -124.80 -12.62 -137.42 -578.48
Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar -154.40 9.34 -145.06
Ernie Barker Dand -134.40 -161.60 -296.00
5   Italy Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather -145.60 26.19 -119.41 -641.14
Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston -138.80 12.37 -126.43
Giuseppe Molinari Uccello -124.40 -270.90 -395.30
6   Argentina Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I -150.00 23.54 -126.46 -694.18
Eduardo Cano Why -152.80 -79.21 -232.01
Carlos de la Serna Fanion -146.00 189.71 -335.71
7   Soviet Union Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast -119.20 42.55 -76.65 -1032.33
Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap -129.20 -148.48 -277.68
Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop -110.80 -567.20 -678.00
8   Switzerland Milo Gmür Romeo -111.20 -227.31 -338.51 -1260.90
Roland Perret Erlfried -105.60 -259.58 -365.18
Samuel Koechlin Goya -150.00 -407.21 -557.21
  Sweden Petrus Kastenman Iluster -116.40 69.87 -46.53 Eliminated
Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal -110.40 -138.48 -248.88
Johan Asker Iller -119.60 Eliminated
  Ireland Bill Mullins Charleville -166.00 31.02 -134.98 Eliminated
Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown -153.20 -7.61 -160.81
Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin -158.00 Eliminated
  Denmark Hans Christian Andersen Tom -120.40 -24.00 -144.40 Eliminated
Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna -141.20 -116.48 -257.68
Karl Ammitzböll Kajus -129.20 Eliminated
  Turkey Kemal Özçelik Eskimo -166.80 -9.41 -176.21 Eliminated
Nail Gönenli Temel -133.60 -136.57 -270.17
Fethi Gürcan Rih -143.20 Eliminated
  United States Walter Staley Mud Dauber -182.00 47.43 -134.57 Eliminated
Jack Burton Huntingfield -155.60 -261.00 -416.60
Frank Duffy Drop Dead -162.40 Eliminated
  Bulgaria Genko Rashkov Euphoria -146.00 44.77 -101.23 Eliminated
Konstantin Venkov Greibel -129.60 -400.98 -530.58
Rashko Fratev Naphtaline -126.80 Eliminated
  Portugal Joaquim Silva Heléboro -149.20 -190.35 -339.55 Eliminated
Fernando Cavaleiro Marte -152.00 -459.99 -611.99
Alvaro Sabbo Marto -173.20 Eliminated
  Romania Gheorghe Soare Cabala -142.80 -164.94 -307.74 Eliminated
Virgil Barbuceanu Brebenel -136.00 Eliminated
Gheorghe Langa Bolero -142.40 Eliminated
  Finland Reijo Kuistila Lamora -142.80 -795.72 -938.52 Eliminated
Kari Tolvanen Lariina -107.60 Eliminated
Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno -152.80 Eliminated
  Spain Joaquín Nogueras Thalia -161.60 Eliminated Eliminated
Faustino Dominguez Anfitrion -170.80 Eliminated
Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan -177.60 Eliminated

Final results after jumpingEdit

Rank Nation Individual results Team result
Rider Horse Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
1   Great Britain Francis Weldon Kilbarry -103.20 37.72 -20 -85.48 -355.48
Arthur Rook Wild Venture -101.60 -4.29 -13.75 -119.64
Bertie Hill Countryman III -108.40 -31.71 -10.25 -150.36
2   United Team of Germany August Lütke-Westhues Trux von Kamax -129.60 64.73 -20 -84.87 -475.91
Otto Rothe Sissi -98.40 -49.64 -10 -158.04
Klaus Wagner Prinzess -102.40 -130.60 0 -233.00
3   Canada John Rumble Cilroy -122.80 -19.73 -20 -162.53 -572.72
Jim Elder Colleen -141.20 -42.49 -10 -193.69
Brian Herbinson Tara -131.20 -75.30 -10 -216.50
4   Australia Brian Crago Radar -124.80 -12.62 -10 -147.42 -619.98
Bunty Thompson Brown Sugar -154.40 9.34 -10 -155.06
Ernie Barker Dandy -134.40 -161.60 -21.5 -317.50
5   Italy Giancarlo Gutierrez Wiston -138.80 12.37 -10 -136.43 -691.14
Adriano Capuzzo Tuft of Heather -145.60 26.19 -20 -139.41
Giuseppe Molinari Uccello -124.40 -270.90 -20 -415.30
6   Argentina Juan Martín-Merbilháa Gitana I -150.00 23.54 -10 -136.46 -724.18
Eduardo Cano Why -152.80 -79.21 -10 -242.01
Carlos de la Serna Fanion -146.00 -189.71 -10 -345.71
7   Soviet Union Lev Baklyshkin Guimnast -119.20 42.55 -20 -96.65 -1112.33
Nikolay Shelenkov Satrap -129.20 -148.48 -20 -297.68
Valerian Kuybyshev Perekop -110.80 -567.20 -40 -718.00
8   Switzerland Milo Gmür Romeo -111.20 -227.31 -40 -378.51 -1360.90
Roland Perret Erlfried -105.60 -259.58 -40 -405.18
Samuel Koechlin Goya -150.00 -407.21 -20 -577.21
  Sweden Petrus Kastenman Iluster -116.40 69.87 -20 -66.53 Eliminated
Hans von Blixen-Finecke Jr. Jubal -110.40 -138.48 -37.5 -286.38
Johan Asker Iller -119.60 Eliminated
  Ireland Bill Mullins Charleville -166.00 31.02 -10.5 -145.48 Eliminated
Harry Freeman-Jackson Cellarstown -153.20 -7.61 -10 -170.81
Ian Hume-Dudgeon Copper Coin -158.00 Eliminated
  Denmark Hans Christian Andersen Tom -120.40 -24.00 -10 -154.40 Eliminated
Lars Kirkebjerg Havanna -141.20 -116.48 -10 -267.68
Karl Ammitzböll Kajus -129.20 Eliminated
  Portugal Joaquim Silva Heléboro -149.20 -190.35 -10 -349.55 Eliminated
Fernando Cavaleiro Marte -152.00 -459.99 -45.25 -657.24
Alvaro Sabbo Marto -173.20 Eliminated
  Turkey Kemal Özçelik Eskimo -166.80 -9.41 -10 -186.21 Eliminated
Nail Gönenli Temel -133.60 -136.57 Did not start
Fethi Gürcan Rih -143.20 Eliminated
  Bulgaria Genko Rashkov Euphoria -146.00 44.77 -10 -111.23 Eliminated
Konstantin Venkov Greibel -129.60 -400.98 Did not start
Rashko Fratev Naphtaline -126.80 Eliminated
  Finland Reijo Kuistila Lamora -142.80 -795.72 -12.25 -950.77 Eliminated
Kari Tolvanen Lariina -107.60 Eliminated
Kaarlo Anttinen Locarno -152.80 Eliminated
  United States Walter Staley Mud Dauber -182.00 47.43 Eliminated Eliminated
Jack Burton Huntingfield -155.60 -261.00 Did not start
Frank Duffy Drop Dead -162.40 Eliminated
  Romania Gheorghe Soare Cabala -142.80 -164.94 Eliminated Eliminated
Virgil Barbuceanu Brebenel -136.00 Eliminated
Gheorghe Langa Bolero -142.40 Eliminated
  Spain Joaquín Nogueras Thalia -161.60 Eliminated Eliminated
Faustino Dominguez Anfitrion -170.80 Eliminated
Hernán Espinosa Al-Herrasan -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, Team". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ Official Report, pp. 168–71, 174.