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Individual, Men

Date6 – 10 September 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationPiazza di Siena, Villa Borghese, Roma / Centro Equestre Federale, Pratoni del Vivaro
Participants73 from 19 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping.

The eventing endurance course was separated into five sections, with the total course covering 34.36 km. The course was noted to be almost ridiculously difficult and it cost the lives of two horses. In addition, the Roma organizers did not provide adequate veterinary care. The Danish horse Rolf II was badly injured and bleeding. Rolf II had been trapped after a fall in a ditch, and was rescued by Italian Piero D’Inzeo, who was not competing in the event, but D’Inzeo sent for ropes and a block and tackle to pull the horse from the ditch, taking ½-an-hour to remove him. He lay bleeding for almost 2½ hours before a veterinarian appeared to help him. His rider, Poul Erik Bæk, tenderly placed the horse’s head on his saddle, and he and spectators covered Rolf II with a blanket and gave him ice cubes while they waited.

This was better than what happened to the Romanian horse Mures II, who somehow finished the course despite a fatal injury, dying shortly after he crossed the line, but the OCOG did not have this contingency planned for and Mures II lay there for hours before he was removed.

In this setting the results of the competition become secondary. It was won by Australia’s Lawrence Morgan, with the silver going to his teammate Neale Lavis.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Laurie MorganAUSSalad Days7.15Gold
2Neale LavisAUSMirrabooka-16.50Silver
3Toni BühlerSUIGay Spark-51.21Bronze
4Michael BullenGBRCottage Romance-62.60
5Saybattal MursalimovURSSatrap-63.75
6Jack Le GoffFRAImage-72.91
7Lev BaklyshkinURSBazis-85.35
8Marian BabireckiPOLVolt-85.40
9Eddie HartyIRLHarlequin-112.30
10Jim ElderCANCanadian Envoy-115.30
11Bill RoycroftAUSOur Solo-118.83
12Lucio TascaITARahin-125.80
13Hans SchwarzenbachSUIBurn-Trout-131.45
14Gerhard SchulzGERWanderlilli-149.31
15J. Michael PlumbUSAMarkham-152.96
16Lodovico NavaITAArcidosso-161.91
17Michael PageUSACopper Coin/Grasshopper-172.30
18Reiner KlimkeGERWinzerin-173.31
19Genko RashkovBULCratere-198.45
20Rudolf GünthardtSUIAtraba-203.36
21Guy LefrantFRANicias-208.50
22Bertie HillGBRWild Venture-215.60
23Jéhan Le RoyFRAGarden-234.30
24Norman ElderCANRoyal Beaver-235.46
25Frank WeldonGBRSamuel Johnson-238.01
26Giovanni GrignoloITACourt Hill-240.50
27Tony CameronIRLSonnet-251.55
28Ib BjørkeDENLakaj-276.30
29César MadelónARGCeibera-307.30
30Ian Hume-DudgeonIRLCorrigneagh-310.15
31Vasil TsolovBULEgoist-371.35
32Arne Preben JensenDENPoker-380.50
33Wilhelm FleischerROUNoniusz-438.71
34Oscar RecerROUAdjud-509.55
35Mário DelgadoPORMan from Laramie-705.15
ACBrian CragoAUSSabreDNF
ACHarry Freeman-JacksonIRLSt. FinbarrDNF
ACRagnar GustafssonSWEDanDNF
ACAndrzej OrłośPOLKrokoszDNF
ACNorman ArthurGBRBlue JeansDNF
ACPierre Durand, Sr.FRAGullianoDNF
ACOlle BarkanderSWEEmirDNF
ACOttokar PohlmannGERPolarfuchsDNF
ACSune LindbäckSWEArmagnacDNF
ACKonstantin VenkovBULGreibelDNF
ACJorge MathiasPORNucleoDNF
ACPeter ZobelDENNeutronDNF
ACYury SmyslovURSRegistratoiaDNF
ACKlaus WagnerGERFamulusDNF
ACHans JohanssonSWEUranDNF
ACIgnacio VerduraARGDesidiaDNF
ACBoris KonkovURSOperaDNF
ACFernando UrdapilletaARGFebo IIDNF
ACÁlvaro SabboPORQuiparDNF
ACAndrzej KobylińskiPOLWolborzDNF
ACPoul Erik BækDENRolf IIDNF
ACGrigore LupancuROUBambusDNF
ACFrantišek HrúzikTCHOmenDNF
ACJoaquim SilvaPORHeléboroDNF
ACBrian HerbinsonCANRomaDNF
ACDavid LurieUSASea TigerDNF
ACRolf RuffSUIGentleman IIDNF
ACCarlos MoratorioARGMesoneroDNF
ACWalter StaleyUSAFleet CaptainDNF
ACMarek RoszczynialskiPOLWizmaDNF
ACJosé CenteneraESPLibramientoDNF
ACMitko MilushevBULGloriaDNF
ACAndrei CadarROUMures IIDNF
ACAlfonso QueipoESPNoyaDNF
ACTom GayfordCANPepper KnowesDNF
ACAlessandro ArgentonITARainbow BouncerDNF
ACBeltrán, Duke de AlbuquerqueESPDonaDNF
ACEnrique MartínezESPPeyobaDNF