Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. Only three are currently considered Olympic by the International Olympic Committee. It is not certain how many competitors there were, but it is likely that there were between 37 and 64.[1] Calculation of number of competitors is complicated by the fact that a rider might enter an event multiple times on different horses. Five nations competed in the Olympic events, with three more (Germany, Spain, and Austria) in the non-Olympic competitions. There was a female rider, Elvira Guerra, but she competed only in the non-Olympic hacks and hunter combined event.

Medal table[edit]

Dominique Gardères, winner of the high jump competition
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Belgium (BEL) 2 1 1 4
2  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
3  France (FRA) 1 0 2 3

Medal summary[edit]

Constant van Langhendonck, winner of the long jump competition
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Jumping Aimé Haegeman
Georges van der Poële
Louis de Champsavin
High jump Dominique Gardères

Giovanni Giorgio Trissino

none awarded Georges van der Poële
Long jump Constant van Langhendonck
Giovanni Giorgio Trissino
Camille de La Forgue de Bellegarde
Hacks and hunter combined Contested, but considered a non-Olympic event
Mail coach Contested, but considered a non-Olympic event

Participating nations[edit]

An estimated total of 60 riders from 6 nations (excluding riders known to have competed only in the non-Olympic events) competed at the Paris Games:


  1. ^ Mallon has 47 known competitors, giving no estimate for unknowns. Most of the known competitors are in the non-Olympic mail coach event. De Wael claims 16 unknowns and adds a 48th name to the known list, for a total of 64. Both sources include all five events, rather than merely the three the IOC has designated Olympic.

See also[edit]


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Equestrian 1900". Accessed 19 January 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.