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Individual, Men

Date13 – 16 August 1936
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiastadion, Reichssportfeld, Berlin / Maifeld, Reichssportfeld, Berlin / Truppenübungsplatz, Döberitz, Brandenburg
Participants50 from 19 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping.

The cross-country course for the eventing was controversial, mainly the fourth jump, a water jump which was very deep in some sections. Of the 50 starters only 27 could finish the event, and three horses had to be put down after injuring themselves in the cross-country phase. A heavy rain fell on the day before the phase which made things worse on the course. Only 15 of 48 starters successfully negotiated The Pond. Coincidently, perhaps, the Germans, who had trained on the course, had no problems and their horses all negotiated the fence safely, taking a wider and much longer line to the left side of the fence.

German Ludwig Stubbendorf took a big lead in the opening dressage and extended it in the cross-country by winning that phase, meaning he basically only had to stay upright in the jumping to win the gold medal, and he did so comfortably. Silver went to American Earl Thomson aboard Jenny Camp, repeating their finish together at Los Angeles in 1932. Thomson performed poorly in the dressage and was well behind, but placed fifth in cross-country, and was equal fourth in the jumping to secure his silver medal. Danish riders placed third and fourth, with Hans Lunding winning the bronze medal ahead of his teammate Vincens Grandjean.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Ludwig StubbendorffGERNurmi-37.70Gold
2Earl ThomsonUSAJenny Camp-99.90Silver
3Hans LundingDENJason-102.20Bronze
4Vincens GrandjeanDENGrey Friar-104.90
5Ágoston EndrődyHUNPandur-105.70
6Rudolf LippertGERFasan-111.60
7Alec ScottGBRBob Clive-117.30
8Mario MyliusSUISaphir-145.00
9Lőrinc JankovichHUNIrány-154.30
10Hristo MalakchievBULMageremlek-156.80
11Carl-Adam StjernswärdSWEAltgold-175.60
12Takeichi, Baron NishiJPNAscot-177.00
13Eddy KahnNEDEspoir-217.80
14Karl NeumeisterAUTKarolus-244.90
15Henryk Leliwa-RoycewiczPOLArlekin III-253.00
16Carl RaguseUSATrailolka-263.70
17Petar AngelovBULLiquidator-292.60
18Zdzisław KaweckiPOLBambino-300.70
19Ted Howard-VyseGBRBlue Steel-324.00
20Václav ProcházkaTCHHarlekýn-324.30
21Seweryn KuleszaPOLTóska-438.00
22Hans MoserSUISergius-490.50
23Josef DobešTCHLeskov-497.70
24Konrad von WangenheimGERKurfürst-527.35
25Henri Saint CyrSWEFun-625.70
26Dick FanshaweGBRBowie Knife-8,754.20
27Otomar BurešTCHMirko-18,130.70
DQHerbert ZieglerAUTManada
DQGeorges MargotFRASayda
DQHenri Pernot du BreuilFRABoreal
DQDino FerruzziITAManola
DQIstván VisyHUNLegény
DQPetre ChirculescuROUGasconi
DQGustaf NyblaeusSWEMonaster
DQJohn WillemsUSASlippery Slim
DQTodor SemovBULLowak
DQNiels Erik LeschlyDENWartburg
DQWerner WalldénFINEnnätys
DQAmaury de la MoussayeFRAIroise
DQRanieri, Count Di CampelloITAInn
DQGiuseppe ChiantiaITADardo
DQManabu IwahashiJPNGalloping Ghost
DQAsanosuke MatsuiJPNShisei
DQCharles Pahud de MortangesNEDMädel wie Du
DQChristiaan TonnetNEDHerlekijn
DQNils SæbøNORAthlet
DQConstantin ZaheiROU5000
DQPierre MangeSUIPedigree
DQSaadettin ErokayTURAkin
DQSaim PolatkanTURKismet