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Team, Men

Date14 August 1948 — 13:30
StatusOlympic
LocationEmpire Stadium, Wembley, London
Participants42 from 14 countries
FormatThree rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

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 clean round in the main competition, and of the 14 entered teams, only three actually had all three of their riders finish the course. The last rider was Mexican Humberto Mariles, aboard Arete. As he took off, the other two Mexican jumpers had posted good marks, with only 28 faults, and if he could finish well, it would mean a Mexican gold medal. Mariles not only rode well, he posted only 6.25 faults, which brought him the individual gold medal and brought Mexico the team title. Spain took the silver medal, but their team total was over 20 faults behind the Mexicans. Great Britain was the only other team to finish the course with three riders, and they won bronze.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorseFaults
1MexicoMEX34.25Gold
Humberto MarilesArete6.25
Rubén UrizaHarvey8.00
Alberto Valdés RamosChihuahua20.00
2SpainESP56.50Silver
Jaime GarcíaBizarro12.00
José NavarroQuorum20.00
Marcelino GavilánForajido24.50
3Great BritainGBR67.00Bronze
Harry LlewellynFoxhunter16.00
Harry NicollKilgeddin16.00
Arthur CarrMonty35.00
DNFFranceFRA
Jean, Marquis d'OrgeixSucre de Pomme8.00
Max FressonDecametre16.00
Pierre de Maupeou d'AbleigesNankinDNF
DNFSwedenSWE
Eric SörensenBlatunga12.00
Greger LewenhauptOrkan20.75
Karl-Åke HultbergIsmedDNF
DNFUnited StatesUSA
Franklin WingDemocrat8.00
John RussellAir Mail38.25
Hank FriersonRascalDNF
DNFIrelandIRL
Dan CorryTramore Bay21.25
Fred AhernAherlow25.50
Jack LewisLough NeaghDNF
DNFPortugalPOR
Henrique CalladoXerez26.00
João BarrentoAlcoa42.50
Hélder MartinsOptusDNF
DNFBrazilBRA
Francisco PontesItaguai20.00
Eloy de MenezesSabuDNF
Ruben RibeiroBon SoirDNF
DNFArgentinaARG
Rafael CamposSanta Fe24.00
Néstor AlvaradoMineralDNF
Pascual PistariniCanguroDNF
DNFNetherlandsNED
Joachim GruppelaarRandom Harvest36.00
Jaap RijksMasterDNF
Jan de BruineRomanichelDNF
DNFDenmarkDEN
Jeppe Johannes Ladegaard-MikkelsenAtomDNF
Otto Mønsted ActhonPleaseDNF
Torben TrydeAttilaDNF
DNFItalyITA
Alessandro, Count Bettoni CazzagoUranio IIDNF
Gerardo ConfortiFuroreDNF
Piero D'InzeoBriaconeDNF
DNFTurkeyTUR
Eyüp ÖncüYildizDNF
Kudret KasarSiyokDNF
Selim ÇakirGitchluvDNF