Equestrian at the 1984 Summer Olympics

The equestrian events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included show jumping, dressage and eventing.[1]

at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Dates29 July – 12 August
No. of events6
Competitors157 from 30 nations
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The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack, which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses, a grandstand with almost 16000 seats, and was managed by experienced horsemen. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in San Diego County hosted the endurance portions of the three-day event.

Horses were required to be at least six years old. Up to 14 riders and 22 horses were permitted per country. In total 157 entries from thirty nations (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Great Britain, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the Virgin Islands, and Yugoslavia) competed.

Due to the boycott, the Soviet Union and its satellite nations were absent.

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual dressage
  Reiner Klimke
and Ahlerich (FRG)
  Anne Grethe Jensen
and Marzog (DEN)
  Otto Hofer
and Limandus (SUI)
Team dressage
  West Germany (FRG)
Reiner Klimke
and Ahlerich
Uwe Sauer
and Montevideo
Herbert Krug
and Muscadeur
  Switzerland (SUI)
Otto Hofer
and Limandus
Christine Stückelberger
and Tansanit
Amy-Cathérine de Bary
and Aintree
  Sweden (SWE)
Ulla Håkansson
and Flamingo
Louise Nathhorst
and Inferno
Ingamay Bylund
and Aleks
Individual eventing
  Mark Todd
and Charisma (NZL)
  Karen Stives
and Ben Arthur (USA)
  Virginia Holgate
and Priceless (GBR)
Team eventing
  United States (USA)
Michael Plumb
and Blue Stone
Karen Stives
and Ben Arthur
Torrance Fleischmann
and Finvarra
Bruce Davidson
and JJ Babu
  Great Britain (GBR)
Virginia Leng
and Priceless
Ian Stark
and Oxford Blue
Diana Clapham
and Windjammer
Lucinda Green
and Regal Realm
  West Germany (FRG)
Bettina Overesch
and Peacetime
Burkhard Tesdorpf
and Freedom
Claus Erhorn
and Fair Lady
Dietmar Hogrefe
and Foliant
Individual jumping
  Joseph Fargis
and Touch of Class (USA)
  Conrad Homfeld
and Abdullah (USA)
  Heidi Robbiani
and Jessica V (SUI)
Team jumping
  United States (USA)
Joseph Fargis
and Touch of Class
Conrad Homfeld
and Abdullah
Leslie Howard
and Albany
Melanie Smith
and Calypso
  Great Britain (GBR)
Michael Whitaker
and Overton Amanda
John Whitaker
and Ryan's Son
Steven Smith
and Shining Example
Timothy Grubb
and Linky
  West Germany (FRG)
Paul Schockemöhle
and Deister
Peter Luther
and Livius
Franke Sloothaak
and Farmer
Fritz Ligges
and Ramzes

Medal tableEdit

1  United States (USA)3205
2  West Germany (FRG)2024
3  New Zealand (NZL)1001
4  Great Britain (GBR)0213
5  Switzerland (SUI)0123
6  Denmark (DEN)0101
7  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (7 nations)66618

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 1984 Los Angeles Equestrian Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

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