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Team, Men

Date11 – 14 June 1956
StatusOlympic
LocationKapplöpningsbana, Ulriksdal / Fäboda, Järväfeltets Naturreservat, Sollentuna / Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Participants56 from 19 countries
FormatThree rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

There were 19 nations entered but only eight had three riders finish the individual event, to allow their team to complete the competition. Sweden was the defending champion, had the 1956 individual champion in Petrus Kastenman, and the 1952 individual champion, Hans von Blixen-Finecke, Jr., but team member Johan Asker failed to finish the endurance phase and they were eliminated. Great Britain won the gold medal in this event for the first time, led by the individual bronze medalist Frank Weldon. Britain took the lead after the dressage phase, followed by Germany, and then Sweden. In the endurance phase, Britain was again the best team, with Germany second, and Canada third, as those three nations were ranked in that order going into the jumping. Germany tied Argentina in the jumping phase but it was not enough to overcome Great Britain, who was fifth in jumping, as Germany won silver, as they had done in 1952, with Canada taking bronze, their first ever Olympic medal in equestrianism.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Great BritainGBR-355.48Gold
Frank WeldonKilbarry-85.48
Laurence RookWild Venture-119.64
Bertie HillCountryman III-150.36
2Unified Team of GermanyGER-475.91Silver
August Lütke WesthuesTrux von Kamax-84.87
Otto RotheSissi-158.04
Klaus WagnerPrinzeß-233.00
3CanadaCAN-572.72Bronze
John RumbleCilroy-162.53
Jim ElderColleen-193.69
Brian HerbinsonTara-216.50
4AustraliaAUS-619.98
Brian CragoRadar-147.42
Bunty ThompsonBrown Sugar-155.06
Ernie BarkerDandy-317.50
5ItalyITA-691.14
Giancarlo GutierrezWiston-136.43
Adriano CapuzzoTuft of Heather-139.41
Giuseppe MolinariUccello-415.30
6ArgentinaARG-724.18
Juan Martín MerbilháaGitana I-136.46
Eduardo CanoWhy-242.01
Carlos de la SernaFanion-345.71
7Soviet UnionURS-1,112.33
Lev BaklyshkinGuimnast-96.65
Nikolay ShelenkovSatrap-297.68
Valerian KuybyshevPerekop-718.00
8SwitzerlandSUI-1,360.90
Milo GmürRomeo-378.51
Roland PerretErlfried-405.18
Samuel KoechlinGoya-577.21
ACBulgariaBULDNF
Genko RashkovEuphoria-111.23
Konstantin VenkovGreibelDNF
Rashko FratevNaphtalineDNF
ACDenmarkDENDNF
Hans Christian AndersenTom-154.40
Lars KirkebjergHavanna-267.68
Karl AmmitzbøllKajusDNF
ACFinlandFINDNF
Reijo KuistilaLamora-950.77
Kaarlo AnttinenLocarnoDNF
Kari TolvanenLariinaDNF
ACIrelandIRLDNF
Bill MullinsCharleville-145.48
Harry Freeman-JacksonCellarstown-170.81
Ian Hume-DudgeonCopper Coin/GrasshopperDNF
ACPortugalPORDNF
Álvaro SabboMartoDNF
Fernando CavaleiroMatre-657.24
Joaquim SilvaHeléboro-349.55
ACRomaniaROUDNF
Gheorghe LangaBoleroDNF
Gheorghe SoareCabalaDNF
Virgil BărbuceanuBrebenelDNF
ACSpainESPDNF
Faustino DomínguezAnfitrionDNF
Hernando EspinosaAl-HerrasanDNF
Joaquín NoguerasThaliaDNF
ACSwedenSWEDNF
Petrus KastenmanIluster-66.53
Hans von Blixen-Finecke, Jr.Jubal-286.38
Johan AskerIllerDNF
ACTurkeyTURDNF
Kemal ÖzçelikEskimo-186.21
Fethi GürcanRihDNF
Nail GönenlıTemelDNF
ACUnited StatesUSADNF
Frank DuffyDrop DeadDNF
Jack BurtonHuntingfieldDNF
Walter StaleyMud DauberDNF
ACFranceFRADNF1
Jean Saint-Fort PaillardFarceur-294.90
Alain BouchetFerneyDNF
Guy Lefrant (DNS)NiciasDNS