Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Jumping

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Show jumping
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Date 29 May
Competitors 37 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Aimé Haegeman
2nd, silver medalist(s) Georges Van Der Poele
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Louis de Champsavin
1912 →

The jumping event at the 1900 Summer Olympics equestrian competition was similar to the modern event. The course was 850 metres (2,790 ft) long with 22 jumps, including a double jump and a triple jump as well as a 4 metres (13 ft) water jump. 45 competitors entered, though only 37 competed. Some information is known on 16 of the competitors, though of the rest all that can be deduced from the nationalities of the entrants is that, of the remaining unknowns that did compete, at most 1 was a Russian, up to 3 were Italian, at least 3 and up to 9 were Belgian, and between 8 and 14 were French.

The silver medalist, Georges Van Der Poele, also won the bronze in the equestrian high jumping competition.

Place Rider Horse Time
1  Aimé Haegeman (BEL) Benton II 2:16.0
2  Georges Van Der Poele (BEL) Winsor Squire 2:17.6
3  Louis de Champsavin (FRA) Terpsichore 2:26.0
4–37  Hermann Mandl (AUT) Unknown Unknown
 Henri Leclerc (FRA) Extra-Dry Unknown
 Henri Leclerc (FRA) Gilles Unknown
 de Béthune-Scully (FRA) Tip-Top Unknown
 Maurice Jéhin[1] (FRA) Bistouri Unknown
 Louis Napoléon Murat[2] (FRA) Arcadius Unknown
 Louis d'Havrincourt (FRA) Mavourneen Unknown
 Philippot (FRA) Unknown Unknown
 Vigneulles (FRA) Unknown Unknown
 De Coulombier (FRA) Unknown Unknown
 De Lamaratine (FRA) Unknown Unknown
 Marcel Haëntjens (FRA) Unknown Unknown
 Dominique Gardères  (FRA) Unknown Unknown
21 other competitors


  1. ^ That Jéhin rode Bistouri, a horse which he owned, is presumed by de Wael.
  2. ^ De Wael notes that it is uncertain if Murat actually was the rider, but argues for it on the basis that Murat was the owner of Arcadius and is known to have ridden in other events


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Equestrian 1900". Available electronically at [1]. Accessed 29 July 2006.
  • 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.