Xavier Lesage

François Xavier Edmond Marie Lesage (25 October 1885 – 3 August 1968) was a French horse rider who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Moret-sur-Loing and died in Gisors.[1]

Xavier Lesage
Le Commandant Xavier Lesage, en avril 1933 sur 'Taine'.jpg
Xavier Lesage on Taine, in April 1933.
Medal record
Men's equestrian
Representing  France
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Individual dressage
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Team dressage
Bronze medal – third place 1924 Paris Individual dressage


Xavier Lesage was Colonel in the French Military, also decorated with the Légion d'honneur.

In 1924 he and his horse Plumard won the bronze medal in the individual dressage competition in the Olympics.[2] Eight years later he and his horse Taine won the gold medal in the individual dressage as well as in the team dressage.

He was also the commander of the black squadron "Cadre Noir" of Saumur, which earned him the title "Grand Dieu".


  1. ^ "Xavier Lesage". Olympedia. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ Xavier Lesage Lesage Riding Plumard - Gold Medalist Los Angeles 1932, retrieved 25 March 2023 - Youtube

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