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Team, Open

Date22 – 23 October 1964 — 08:30 (22/10), 10:00-13:00 (23/10)
StatusOlympic
LocationBaji Koen Equestrian Park, Setagaya, Tokyo
Participants18 from 6 countries
FormatThree rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Team dressage had not been contested at the 1960 Olympics but returned in 1964. Teams consisted of three riders from the individual event, with all three riders’ preliminary round scores to count towards the team score. Only six teams were entered, and there had been some concern that there would not that be that many, as demanded by the IOC for the competition to be held, because of the difficult travel and distance to Tokyo.

The traditional powers in the sport were Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. Germany won the gold medal with a comfortable margin over Switzerland, which was well ahead of the bronze medalist Soviet Union. Sweden placed fifth, also trailing the United States. Germany was embarking on absolute domination of this event. It would win again in 1968 and 1976, and then every year from 1984-2008.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Unified Team of GermanyGER2,558Gold
Harry BoldtRemus889
Reiner KlimkeDux837
Josef NeckermannAntoinette832
2SwitzerlandSUI2,526Silver
Henri ChammartinWörmann870
Gustav FischerWald854
Marianne GossweilerStepan802
3Soviet UnionURS2,311Bronze
Sergey FilatovAbsent847
Ivan KizimovIkhor758
Ivan KalitaMoar706
4United StatesUSA2,130
Patricia de la Tour d'AuvergneRath Patrick783
Jessica NewberryForstrat707
Karen McIntoshMalteser640
5SwedenSWE2,068
William HamiltonDelicado777
Hans WikneGaspari753
Bengt LjungquistKarat/San Fernando538
6JapanJPN1,780
Kikuko InoueKatsunobori648
Nagahira OkabeSeiha590
Yoritsune MatsudairaHamachidori542