Equestrian Eventing at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Dates 10 – 13 August 1932
Medal Events 2

Eventing at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics consisted of a team and individual event, held concurrently over four days. Charles Pahud de Mortanges of the Netherlands defended his gold medal in the individual event and the United States took the team gold medal. This was the first Olympics in which the team and individual eventing champions were not from the same country.

The German riders did not attend for financial reasons, despite having several favored riders. The competitions were restricted to men and military officers, as they would be through 1960 for eventing. The competitions had very small fields because of the travel distance to the American West Coast and the world-wide depression. In the team event four nations were entered, but only two teams finished the event, so no bronze medal was awarded.

Most of the 3-day-event was carried out on the grounds of the Riviera Country Club. One of the best known golf courses in the world, it has hosted three major championships – the US Open in 1948 and the PGA Championship in 1983 and 1995, and has been the traditional home of the Los Angeles Open since the 1940s. The cross-country portion of the 3-day event took place near Inglewood, California.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Individual, Men Olympic 10 – 13 August 1932 14 5
Team, Men Olympic 10 – 13 August 1932 12 4
14 (14/0) 5 (5/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual, Men Charles Pahud de MortangesNED Earl ThomsonUSA Clarence, Greve von Rosen, Jr.SWE
Team, Men United StatesUSA NetherlandsNED

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Netherlands NED 1 1 0 2
United States USA 1 1 0 2
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1