| Event type

Individual, Men

Date14 August 1948 — 13:30
LocationEmpire Stadium, Wembley, London
Participants44 from 15 countries
FormatOne round.

Equestrian show jumping ended the 1948 Olympic Games, with the competition held at the Empire Stadium in Wembley, shortly before the Closing Ceremony. In 1948 there was only one set of exercises, which determined placements in both the individual and team competition. There were 16 obstacles, with 19 jumps, over a course 870 metres long with fences up to 1.60 metres high. The course was quite slippery because of heavy rain during the week, and was considered to be extremely difficult. No rider had a clear round in the main competition. The last rider was Mexican Humberto Mariles, aboard Arete. He had also competed in three-day in London, winning a team bronze, and with Mexican jumpers already placing well, his ride was critical for the team competition. Mariles went clear for the first 14 obstacles and finished with 6.25 faults, which won him the gold medal individually and brought Mexico the team gold as well.

There was a three-way tie for second with 8.00 faults among Mariles’ teammate, Rubén Uriza, France’s Jean, Marquis d’Orgeix, and American Franklin Wing, which required a jump-off. Uriza won the silver medal in the jump-off with the only clean round of the event, while Wing and Marquis d’Orgeix both had 4.00 faults. The bronze medal went to Marquis d’Orgeix as he had the faster time in the jump-off, 38.9 to 40.1 seconds.

1Humberto MarilesMEXArete6.25Gold
2Rubén UrizaMEXHarvey8.000.0049.1Silver
3Jean, Marquis d'OrgeixFRASucre de Pomme8.004.0038.9Bronze
4Franklin WingUSADemocrat8.004.0040.1
=5Jaime GarcíaESPBizarro12.00
=5Eric SörensenSWEBlatunga12.00
=7Max FressonFRADecametre16.00
=7Harry LlewellynGBRFoxhunter16.00
=7Harry NicollGBRKilgeddin16.00
=10José NavarroESPQuorum20.00
=10Alberto Valdés RamosMEXChihuahua20.00
=10Francisco PontesBRAItaguai20.00
13Greger LewenhauptSWEOrkan20.75
14Dan CorryIRLTramore Bay21.25
15Rafael CamposARGSanta Fe24.00
16Marcelino GavilánESPForajido24.50
17Fred AhernIRLAherlow25.50
18Henrique CalladoPORXerez26.00
19Arthur CarrGBRMonty35.00
20Joachim GruppelaarNEDRandom Harvest36.00
21John RussellUSAAir Mail38.25
22João BarrentoPORAlcoa42.50
23Tauno RissanenFINViser56.00
DNFNéstor AlvaradoARGMineral
DNFPascual PistariniARGCanguro
DNFEloy de MenezesBRASabu
DNFRuben RibeiroBRABon Soir
DNFOtto Mønsted ActhonDENPlease
DNFJeppe Johannes Ladegaard-MikkelsenDENAtom
DNFTorben TrydeDENAttila
DNFVeikko VartiainenFINPontus
DNFPierre de Maupeou d'AbleigesFRANankin
DNFJan de BruineNEDRomanichel
DNFJaap RijksNEDMaster
DNFJack LewisIRLLough Neagh
DNFAlessandro, Count Bettoni CazzagoITAUranio II
DNFGerardo ConfortiITAFurore
DNFPiero D'InzeoITABriacone
DNFHélder MartinsPOROptus
DNFKarl-Åke HultbergSWEIsmed
DNFSelim ÇakirTURGitchluv
DNFKudret KasarTURSiyok
DNFEyüp ÖncüTURYildiz
DNFHank FriersonUSARascal