Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Equestrian
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue7th arrondissement of Paris (south of the Place de Breteuil)
Dates29 May – 2 June 1900
No. of events5
CompetitorsUp to 64[a] from 8[b] nations
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At the 1900 Summer Olympics, five equestrian events were contested. The competition was held from 29 May to 2 June at the Place de Breteuil in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, as part of the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The equestrian events were organised by the Société Hippique Française and titled as the Concours Hippique International (English: International Horse Show), with competitors from eight countries competing in three jumping and two driving events.[1]

Only the three jumping events had been considered "Olympic" by the International Olympic Committee in the past. The IOC website currently has affirmed a total of 95 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon for events that should be considered "Olympic".[2][3] These additional events include two equestrian driving events. It is not certain how many competitors there were, but it is likely that there were between 37 and 64.[a] Five nations competed in the Olympic jumping events, with three more (Germany, Spain, and Austria) in the two driving events. There were two female riders, both of whom competed in the hacks and hunter combined event: Italian Elvira Guerra and Frenchwoman Jane Moulin.[4][5]

Schedule

Date Time Event
Tuesday, 29 May 1900 Jumping (obstacle course)
Thursday, 31 May 1900 Hacks and hunter combined
Long jump
Saturday, 2 June 1900 14:00 Four-in-hand mail coach
16:30 High jump

Medal table

Dominique Gardères, winner of the high jump competition
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Belgium (BEL)3115
2 France (FRA)2248
3 Italy (ITA)1102
Totals (3 entries)64515

Medal summary

Constant van Langhendonck, winner of the long jump competition
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Jumping
details
Aimé Haegeman
 Belgium
Georges Van Der Poele
 Belgium
Louis de Champsavin
 France
High jump
details
Dominique Gardères
 France

Gian Giorgio Trissino
 Italy

none awarded Georges Van Der Poele
 Belgium
Long jump
details
Constant van Langhendonck
 Belgium
Gian Giorgio Trissino
 Italy
Jacques de Prunelé[6]
 France
Hacks and hunter
details
Napoléon Murat
 France
Victor Archenoul
 France
Robert de Montesquiou-Fézensac
 France
Mail coach
details
Georges Nagelmackers
 Belgium
Léon Thome
 France
Jean de Neuflize
 France

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The exact number of competitors is unknown. Mallon has 47 known competitors, giving no estimate for unknowns. Many of the known competitors are in the four-in-hand 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. Calculation of number of competitors is complicated by the fact that a rider might enter an event multiple times on different horses.
  2. ^ Official figures based on nationality of owner.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Section V: Sport Hippique". Concours Internationaux d'exercices physiques et de sports (Report) (in French). Ministére du commerce, de l'industrie, des postes et des télégraphes. 1901. pp. 278–295. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Paris 1900". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
  4. ^ Equestrianism at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Hacks And Hunter Combined. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  5. ^ "Le Concours Hippique; Journee du 31 Mai". La France Militaire (in French). 1 June 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 6 March 2022 – via Retro News.
  6. ^ "Paris 1900 Equestrian Jumping Individual Mixed Results". Olympics.com. Retrieved 5 September 2021.

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