Equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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VenueMarkopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre
Dates16–27 August 2004
Competitors203 from 38 nations
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The events of the equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics featured three equestrian disciplines: dressage, eventing and jumping. All three disciplines are further divided into individual and team contests for a total of six events.[1]

The Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre, on the outskirts of Markopoulo in the Attica region of Greece, hosted the dressage and jumping events while the eventing took place in the nearby Eventing Park.

Medal table

1 United States (USA)1225
2 Germany (GER)1124
3 Great Britain (GBR)1113
4 Brazil (BRA)1001
 France (FRA)1001
 Netherlands (NED)1001
7 Spain (ESP)0112
8 Sweden (SWE)0101
Totals (8 entries)66618


Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual dressage
 Anky van Grunsven
on Salinero (NED)
 Ulla Salzgeber
on Rusty (GER)
 Beatriz Ferrer-Salat
on Beauvalais (ESP)
Team dressage
 Germany (GER)
Heike Kemmer
on Bonaparte
Hubertus Schmidt
on Wansuela Suerte
Martin Schaudt
on Weltall
Ulla Salzgeber
on Rusty
 Spain (ESP)
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat
on Beauvalais
Juan Antonio Jiménez
on Guizo
Ignacio Rambla
on Oleaje
Rafael Soto
on Invasor
 United States (USA)
Lisa Wilcox
on Relevant 5
Günter Seidel
on Aragon
Deborah McDonald
on Brentina
Robert Dover
on Kennedy
Individual eventing
 Leslie Law
on Shear L'Eau (GBR)
 Kimberly Severson
on Winsome Andante (USA)
 Philippa Funnell
on Primmore's Pride (GBR)
Team eventing
 France (FRA)
Arnaud Boiteau
on Expo du Moulin
Cédric Lyard
on Fine Merveille
Didier Courrèges
on Débat D'Estruval
Jean Teulère
on Espoir de la Mare
Nicolas Touzaint
on Galan de Sauvegère
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jeanette Brakewell
on Over To You
Mary King
on King Solomon III
Leslie Law
on Shear L'Eau
Pippa Funnell
on Primmore's Pride
William Fox-Pitt
on Tamarillo
 United States (USA)
Kimberly Severson
on Winsome Andante
Darren Chiacchia
on Windfall II
John Williams
on Carrick
Amy Tryon
on Poggio II
Julie Richards
on Jacob Two Two
Individual jumping
 Rodrigo Pessoa
on Baloubet du Rouet (BRA)
 Chris Kappler
on Royal Kaliber (USA)
 Marco Kutscher
on Montender 2 (GER)
Team jumping
 United States (USA)
Peter Wylde
on Fein Cera
McLain Ward
on Sapphire
Beezie Madden
on Authentic
Chris Kappler
on Royal Kaliber
 Sweden (SWE)
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson
on Mac Kinley
Malin Baryard
on Butterfly Flip
Peter Eriksson
on Cardento
Peder Fredericson
on Magic Bengtsson
 Germany (GER)
Otto Becker
on Cento
Marco Kutscher
on Montender 2
Christian Ahlmann
on Cöster


Equestrian events took place over 14 days, from 14 August to 27 August. Eventing was held on the first five days, while the other two disciplines overlapped for most of the rest of the schedule.

  1. 14 August
    • Eventing - first horse inspection
  2. 15 August
    • Eventing - dressage
  3. 16 August
    • Eventing - dressage
  4. 17 August
    • Eventing - cross country
  5. 18 August
    • Eventing - second horse inspection
    • Eventing - first round of jumping (used for team jumping portion and individual qualification)
    • Eventing - individual jumping final
  6. 19 August
    • Dressage - horse inspection
    • Jumping - training
  7. 20 August
    • Dressage - grand prix
    • Jumping - first horse inspection
  8. 21 August
    • Dressage - grand prix
  9. 22 August
    • Jumping - first qualifier
  10. 23 August
    • Dressage - grand prix special
  11. 24 August
    • Jumping - second qualifier (first team round)
    • Jumping - third qualifier (second team round)
    • Jumping - team jump-off
  12. 25 August
    • Dressage - grand prix freestyle
  13. 26 August
    • Jumping - second horse inspection
  14. 27 August
    • Jumping - final round A
    • Jumping - final round B
    • Jumping - jump-off


Appointment of officials was as follows:[2]

  • Belgium Mariëtte Withages (Ground Jury President)
  • Italy Vincenzo Truppa (Ground Jury Member)
  • Netherlands Francis Verbeek-van Rooy (Ground Jury Member)
  • Poland Wojktek Markowski (Ground Jury Member)
  • Germany Dieter Schüle (Ground Jury Member)
  • Switzerland Beatrice Bürchler-Keller (Ground Jury Member)
  • United Kingdom Stephen Clarke (Ground Jury Member)
  • Sweden Sven Holmberg (Ground Jury President)
  • Spain José Alvarez de Bohorques (Ground Jury Member)
  • Canada Francois Ferland (Ground Jury Member)
  • Greece Leonidas Georgopoulos (Ground Jury Member)
  • Venezuela Leopoldo Palacios (Technical Delegate)
  • Germany Christoph Hess (Ground Jury President)
  • United Kingdom Angela Tucker (Ground Jury Member)
  • Canada Cara Whitham (Ground Jury Member)
  • Italy Albino Garbari (Course Designer)
  • United Kingdom Michael Etherington-Smith (Technical Delegate)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Equestrianism at the 2004 Athens Equestrian Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Olympic Games 2004 | FEI.org". Archived from the original on 6 June 2020.

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