Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics – High jump

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Equestrian high jump
at the Games of the II Olympiad
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Dominique Gardères during equestrian high jump competition
Date29 May
Competitors19 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Dominique Gardères
1st, gold medalist(s) Gian Giorgio Trissino
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Georges Van Der Poele

The 1900 Summer Olympics was the only Olympic Games to date to feature an equestrian high jump competition.

Nineteen competitors entered the high jump competition, though only six are known by name. Of the remaining thirteen, six were French, three Belgian, three Italian and one Russian.

Rain earlier on the day of the competition made the ground heavy and slippery, and the competition was close. Two competitors were awarded the joint gold medal when they both cleared 1.85 metres (6 ft 1 in). Competitors were allowed to enter more than once: one of the joint gold medalists, Gian Giorgio Trissino, also came fourth on a different horse; he also won the silver medal in the Equestrian long jump competition. The bronze medalist, Georges Van Der Poele, also won the silver in the Equestrian jumping competition.

Place Rider Horse Height
1  Dominique Gardères (FRA) Canéla 1.85m
 Gian Giorgio Trissino (ITA) Oreste 1.85m
3  Georges Van Der Poele (BEL) Ludlow 1.70m
4  Gian Giorgio Trissino (ITA) Mélepo 1.70m
5  Hermann Mandl (AUT) Unknown Unknown
6  Marcel Haëntjens (FRA) Unknown Unknown
7–19 13 more competitors


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Equestrian 1900". Available electronically at [1]. Accessed 29 July 2015.
  • 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.