| Event type

Team, Open

Date22 – 23 October 1964 — 8:30
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.

1Unified Team of GermanyGER2,558Gold
Harry Boldt Remus889
Reiner Klimke Dux837
Josef Neckermann Antoinette832
Henri Chammartin Wörmann870
Gustav Fischer Wald854
Marianne Gossweiler Stepan802
3Soviet UnionURS2,311Bronze
Sergey Filatov Absent847
Ivan Kizimov Ikhor758
Ivan Kalita Moar706
4United StatesUSA2,130
Patricia Galvin de la Tour d'Auvergne Rath Patrick783
Jessica Newberry-Ransehousen Forstrat707
Karen McIntosh Malteser640
William Hamilton Delicado777
Hans Wikne Gaspari753
Bengt Ljungquist Karat/San Fernando538
Kikuko Inoue Katsunobori648
Nagahira Okabe Seiha590
Yoritsune Matsudaira Hamachidori542