Equestrian at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue Santa Anita Racetrack and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Dates 29 July – 12 August
No. of events 6
Competitors 157 from 30 nations
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Equestrian at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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Dressage individual team
Eventing individual team
Jumping individual team

The equestrian events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included show jumping, dressage and eventing. All three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. In retaliation to the US-lead 1980 Olympics boycott, the USSR went on to boycott the 1984 Olympics. Fewer nations joined them (14 total), but those nations that did included riders from two 1980 Olympic medal-winning teams in Poland and Bulgaria.

The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack, which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses, a grandstand with almost 16000 seats, and was managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time the individual jumping competition was not held in the Olympic Stadium immediately prior to the closing ceremonies, as was tradition, and instead held with the other equestrian events at the racetrack. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in San Diego County hosted the endurance portions of the three-day event.

Horses were required to be at least six years old. Up to 14 riders and 22 horses were permitted per country. In total 157 entries from thirty nations (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Great Britain, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the Virgin Islands, and Yugoslavia) competed.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual dressage
 Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich (FRG)  Anne Grethe Jensen and Marzog (DEN)  Otto Hofer and Limandus (SUI)
Team dressage
 West Germany (FRG)
Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich
Uwe Sauer and Montevideo
Hubert Krug and Muscadeur
 Switzerland (SUI)
Otto Hofer and Limandus
Christine Stueckelberger and Tansanit
Amy De Bary and Aintree
 Sweden (SWE)
Ulla Hakansson and Flamingo
Louise Nathorst and Inferno
Ingamay Bylund and Aleks
Individual eventing
 Mark Todd and Charisma (NZL)  Karen Stives and Ben Aurthur (USA)  Virginia Holgate and Priceless (GBR)
Team eventing
 United States (USA)
Michael Plumb and Blue Stone
Karen Stives and Ben Arthur
Torrance Fleischmann and Finvarra
Bruce Davidson and JJ Babu
 Great Britain (GBR)
Virginia Leng and Priceless
Ian Stark and Oxford Blue
Diana Clapham and Windjammer
Lucinda Green and Regal Realm
 West Germany (FRG)
Bettina Overesch and Peacetime
Burkhard Tesdorpf and Freedom
Claus Erhorn and Fair Lady
Dietmar Hogrefe and Foliant
Individual jumping
 Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class (USA)  Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah (USA)  Heidi Robbiani and Jessica V (SUI)
Team jumping
 United States (USA)
Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class
Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah
Leslie Howard and Albany
Melanie Smith and Calypso
 Great Britain (GBR)
Michael Whitaker and Overton Amanda
John Whitaker and Ryans Son
Steven Smith and Shining Example
Timothy Grubb and Linky
 West Germany (FRG)
Paul Schockemöhle and Deister
Peter Luther and Livius
Franke Sloothaak and Farmer
Fritz Ligges and Ramzes

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 2 0 5
2  West Germany (FRG) 2 0 2 4
3  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
4  Great Britain (GBR) 0 2 1 3
5  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 2 3
6  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1

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