Equestrian Eventing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Dates 16 – 19 October 1964
Medal Events 2

The 1964 Olympic eventing took place at the Karuizawa Equestrian Venue in the town of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture, about 160 km from Tokyo, at the base of the Asama Volcano. There were individual and team eventing competitions, both held concurrently. Mauro Checcoli won the individual title and led Italy to the team gold medal.

Because of the distance to Tokyo, horses were mostly flown to the 1964 Olympics for the first time. This caused some problems in this era as three horses had to be destroyed in transport to or from the Olympics.

Women had been allowed to compete in Olympic equestrian dressage since 1952 and show jumping since 1956, but in 1964 eventing was opened to women as well, meaning that from 1964 onwards, equestrianism was a fully open sport.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Individual, Open Olympic 16 – 19 October 1964 48 12
Team, Open Olympic 16 – 19 October 1964 48 12
48 (47/1) 12 (12/1)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual, Open Mauro CheccoliITA Carlos MoratorioARG Fritz LiggesGER
Team, Open ItalyITA United StatesUSA Unified Team of GermanyGER

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Italy ITA 2 0 0 2
Argentina ARG 0 1 0 1
United States USA 0 1 0 1
Germany GER 0 0 2 2