Hiram Tuttle

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHiram Edwin•Tuttle
Used nameHiram•Tuttle
Born22 December 1882 in Dexter, Maine (USA)
Died11 November 1956 in Fort Riley, Kansas (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

In 1932 Major Hiram Tuttle became the first U.S. rider to win an individual medal in an Olympic dressage event. He also led his team to third place in the team competition but failed to meet with similar success on his second Olympic appearance in 1936. In Berlin he finished 27th out of the 29 competitors in the individual event and the U.S. finished last of the nine entries in the team event. Tuttle, originally a Boston lawyer, was commissioned into the army in 1917 and in 1930 was posted to the Cavalry School at Fort Riley. Tuttle remained there until his retirement in 1944 at which time he held the rank of Colonel. The aptly named Olympic, the horse on which he won his Olympic medal, was bought for the princely sum of $1.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Hiram Tuttle
Individual, Men (Olympic) Olympic 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Olympic / United States 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Hiram Tuttle
Individual, Men (Olympic) Si Murray 27
Team, Men (Olympic) Si Murray / United States 9