Ettore Caffaratti

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEttore•Caffaratti
Used nameEttore•Caffaratti
Born12 May 1886 in Abbadia Alpina, Pinerolo, Torino (ITA)
Died8 January 1969 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3


In 1920, Ettore Caffaratti and his horse Caniche won a silver in team eventing and bronze medal in the individual event. He also won a bronze medal in team jumping aboard Tradittore. When he competed in Antwerpen, Caffaratti was already a World War I veteran. As a major he was in command of a company of alpine skiers, which he formed and trained. During World War II, as a brigadier general, he was in charge of the Colonial Division “Galla e Sidamo”, which was captured by the British in Libya. One of the few Italians who were bestowed the “honors of arms”, he was decorated with the Silver Medal of Military Valour.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) ITA Ettore Caffaratti
Team, Men (Olympic) Traditore / Italy 3 Bronze
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) ITA Ettore Caffaratti
Individual, Men (Olympic) Caniche 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Caniche / Italy 2 Silver

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