| Event type

Individual, Men

Date9 – 10 August 1948 — 09:00-13:00-14:00-17:00 (9/8), 09:00-12:00 (10/8)
LocationArmy's Command Central Stadium, Aldershot Military Town
Participants19 from 9 countries
FormatPlacement by point scores.

Because of the difficulties in training dressage horses during the war years, the FEI reduced the length of the program to 13 minutes and did not ask for passage and piaffe. The number of judges was also reduced from five to three. Riding Hummer, Captain Hans Moser of Switzerland won this gold medal by a comfortable margin. Moser had competed at Berlin in 1936 in both dressage and the three-day event. He led France’s Colonel André Jousseaumé, riding Harpagon, by 12.5 points in London. Jousseaumé would compete in five Olympics, from 1932-56, always in dressage, although he also competed in three-day in London, and he would win five Olympic medals in his career, with two golds in team dressage in 1932 and 1948. The bronze medal went to Swedish Captain Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr. aboard Trumf, who also competed at the Olympics from 1932-56, although he missed Berlin. Boltenstern won four Olympic medals, and golds in team dressage in 1952-56. His father had competed in dressage at the Olympics in 1912 and 1920.

1Hans MoserSUIHummer492.5Gold
2André JousseauméFRAHarpagon480.0Silver
3Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.SWETrumf477.5Bronze
4Bob BorgUSAKlingsor473.5
5Henri Saint CyrSWEDjinn444.5
6Jean Saint-Fort PaillardFRASous les Ceps439.5
7Alois PodhajskyAUTTeja437.5
8Earl ThomsonUSAPancraft421.0
9Fernando PaesPORMatamas411.0
10Francisco Valadas JúniorPORFeitico405.0
11Justo IturraldeARGPajarito397.0
12Luís Mena e SilvaPORFascinante366.0
13Frank HenryUSAReno Overdo361.5
14Carlos KirkpatrickESPYanta353.0
15Maurice BuretFRASaint Ouen349.5
16Humberto TerzanoARGBienvenido327.0
17Óscar GoulúARGGrillo281.5
18Gabriel GracidaMEXKamcia248.5
DQGehnäll PerssonSWEKnaust[444.0]1