Gerardo Conforti

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGerardo•Conforti
Used nameGerardo•Conforti
Born28 March 1903 in Salerno, Salerno (ITA)
Died29 June 1982 in Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
NOC Italy


Gerardo Conforti was an Italian rider. His early sporting passion was for football while he attended Napoli’s military college at Nunziatella. By the mid-1920s he had taken up riding and show jumping and began winning international horse shows. In 1934 he won at Sanremo on Claudine, while in 1936, aboard Saba, he won the Gran Premio Roma at Roma’s Piazza di Siena.

Conforti was named to the 1936 Berlin Olympic team and competed in 1948 at London, both times in show jumping. In between Olympic appearances, he helped Italy win the Nations Cup in 1942 at Roma and they repeated this victory in 1944.

After World War II Conforti became commander of the Pre-Olympic Military Equestrian Center in Montelibretti near Roma, a facility that included hundreds of horses, civil and military personnel, stables and sheds. He retired from competitive jumping after the London Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) ITA Gerardo Conforti
Individual, Men (Olympic) Saba =16
Team, Men (Olympic) Saba / Italy DNF
1948 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) ITA Gerardo Conforti
Individual, Men (Olympic) Furore DNF
Team, Men (Olympic) Furore / Italy DNF