Equestrian at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueOlympisch Stadion
Dates6–12 September
No. of events7
Competitors72 from 8[1] nations
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The equestrian events at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp included eventing, show jumping, vaulting and dressage. The competitions were held from 6 to 12 September 1920. Although there were 72 riders competing, many rode in more than one event, with 87 entries total (45 jumping, 17 dressage, 25 eventing). Vaulting was also held, its one appearance at an Olympic Games, with only Belgium, France and Sweden fielding teams.



The requirements for the dressage test remained the same as for the 1912 Games. Team dressage medals were not distributed.

Show jumping[edit]

The show jumping competition held both its individual and team competitions on the same day, and riders in the team event could not compete for an individual medal. Therefore, 10 riders total (5 team and 5 individual) could be sent for the jumping competition, although only Italy and Sweden were able to field that many riders.


The eventing competition removed the dressage test for the 1920 Games, and replaced it with a second roads and tracks phase that was 20 kilometres (12 mi) in length. The cross-country test proved to be challenging, with 12 of the 25 horses contesting the course finishing with time faults, and 13 finishing with faults at obstacles.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual dressage
 Janne Lundblad
on Uno (SWE)
 Bertil Sandström
on Sabel (SWE)
 Hans von Rosen
on Running Sister (SWE)
Individual eventing
 Helmer Mörner
on Germania (SWE)
 Åge Lundström
on Ysra (SWE)
 Ettore Caffaratti
on Caniche (ITA)
Team eventing
 Sweden (SWE)
Helmer Mörner
and Germania
Åge Lundström
and Ysra
Georg von Braun
and Diana
Gustaf Dyrsch
and Salamis
 Italy (ITA)
Ettore Caffaratti
and Caniche
Garibaldi Spighi
and Otello
Giulio Cacciandra
and Facetto
Carlo Asinari
and Savari
 Belgium (BEL)
Roger Moeremans d'Emaüs
and Sweet Girl
Oswald Lints
and Martha
Jules Bonvalet
and Weppelghem
Jacques Misonne
and Gaucho
Individual jumping
 Tommaso Lequio di Assaba
on Trebecco (ITA)
 Alessandro Valerio
on Cento (ITA)
 Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt
on Mon Coeur (SWE)
Team jumping
 Sweden (SWE)
Claës König
and Tresor
Hans von Rosen
and Poor Boy
Daniel Norling
and Eros II
Frank Martin
and Kohort
 Belgium (BEL)
Henri Laame
and Biscuit
André Coumans
and Lisette
Herman de Gaiffier d'Hestroy
and Miss
Herman d'Oultromont
and Lord Kitchener
 Italy (ITA)
Ettore Caffaratti
and Traditore
Alessandro Alvisi
and Raggio di Sole
Giulio Cacciandra
and Fortunello
Carlo Asinari
and Varone
Individual vaulting
 Daniel Bouckaert (BEL)  Field (FRA)  Louis Finet (BEL)
Team vaulting
 Belgium (BEL)[2]
Daniel Bouckaert
Louis Finet
van Ranst
 France (FRA)
 Sweden (SWE)
Carl Green
Anders Mårtensson
Oskar Nilsson

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 72 riders from 8 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table[edit]

1 Sweden (SWE)4239
2 Belgium (BEL)2125
3 Italy (ITA)1225
4 France (FRA)0202
Totals (4 nations)77721


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Equestrianism at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ The IOC medal database showns two more team members van Schauwbroeck (perhaps van Schauwenbroeck)
    and van Cauwenberg (perhaps Albert van Cauwenberg), however all other serious databases show only three medalists.