Equestrian Jumping at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Dates 14 – 14 August 1932
Medal Events 2

The 1932 Olympic show jumping competition was held in the Olympic Stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was the final event of the Olympics and was already sold out only a few days after tickets went on sale. The jumping courses were laid out by Snowy Baker, Australian boxing and swimming Olympian from 1908, who lived in Los Angeles in 1932, managed a polo club, and taught horse skills.

Team and individual events were held concurrently. No team had three riders finish the course cleanly, so no team medals were awarded. The individual championship was won by Japan’s Takeichi, Baron Nishi, who would later die on Iwo Jima during World War II.

The German riders did not attend for financial reasons, despite having several favored riders. The competitions had very small fields because of the travel distance to the American West Coast and the world-wide depression. The jumping competitions were restricted to men and military officers, as they would be through 1952, with women first allowed to compete in Olympic jumping in 1956.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Individual, Men Olympic 14 August 1932 11 4
Team, Men Olympic 14 August 1932 9 3
11 (11/0) 4 (4/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual, Men Takeichi, Baron NishiJPN Harry ChamberlinUSA Clarence, Greve von Rosen, Jr.SWE

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Japan JPN 1 0 0 1
United States USA 0 1 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1