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Team, Open

Date27 October 1968 — 8:00
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad de México
Participants44 from 15 countries
FormatTwo rounds. Three rider teams, all three scores to count. Separate competition. Riders who failed to finish the course in a round were awarded the highest number of points scored by another rider plus 20.

This was a separate competition from the individual jumping, as had been true in 1912, 1920, and 1960, and as would become standard. Teams consisted of three riders taking two rounds, with all three riders scores in both rounds to count towards the team total. The course was measured at 631 metres with 14 obstacles and 17 jumps, but only four of the 87 rounds were inside the time limit of 96 seconds, and it has been argued that the course was actually 693 metres long. Fifteen teams started the competition with only Ireland not finishing the two rounds. However, in Mexico City, if a rider did not finish a round, he and the team were not eliminated. Rather the rider was given a score for the round equal to the highest score of any rider who finished, plus 20 points.

Great Britain took the lead after the first round with 48.00 faults, ahead of Canada, with 49.50 faults, followed by France and West Germany. Canada, France, and the United States were 1-2-3 in the second round, and were very close, to bring Canada the gold medal. France won the silver, while bronze went to West Germany, which had been fourth in round one, and fifth in round two. Great Britain dropped back to eighth when Marion Coakes could not finish the second round, as her horse, Stroller, had a severe toothache. She was given the maximum points of 72.75 for her ride.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorseFaults
1CanadaCAN102.75Gold
Jim ElderThe Immigrant27.25
Jim DayCanadian Club36.00
Tom GayfordBig Dee39.50
2FranceFRA110.25Silver
Janou LefèbvreRocket29.75
Marcel RozierQuo Vadis33.50
Pierre Jonquères d'OriolaNagir47.00
3West GermanyFRG117.25Bronze
Alwin SchockemöhleDonald Rex18.75
Hans Günter WinklerEnigk28.25
Hermann SchriddeDozent70.25
4United StatesUSA117.50
Frank ChapotSan Lucas25.00
Kathy KusnerUntouchable44.50
Mary ChapotWhite Lightning48.00
5ItalyITA129.25
Raimondo D'InzeoBellevue24.25
Piero D'InzeoFidux47.50
Graziano MancinelliDoneraile57.50
6SwitzerlandSUI136.75
Paul WeierSatan III36.75
Monica BachmannErbach49.50
Arthur BlickenstorferMarianka50.50
7BrazilBRA138.00
Nelson Pessoa FilhoPass Op38.75
Lucia FariaRush du Camp44.75
José FernandezCantal54.50
8Great BritainGBR159.50
David BroomeMister Softee20.00
Harvey SmithMadison Time45.00
Marion CoakesStroller94.50
9AustraliaAUS166.50
John FaheyBonvale42.75
Sam CampbellApril Love50.50
Kevin BaconChichester73.25
10MexicoMEX209.50
Fernando HernándezChurintzio59.75
Joaquín PérezNancel63.00
Ricardo GuaschMixteco86.75
11PolandPOL223.25
Piotr WawryniukPoprad60.25
Jan KowalczykBraz69.00
Antoni PacyńskiCyrrus94.00
12Soviet UnionURS230.50
Viktor MatveyevKrokhotny41.50
Gennady SamosedenkoAeron68.00
Yevgeny KuzinFiglyar121.00
13ArgentinaARG275.00
Carlos D'EliaScandale68.50
Roberto TagleOjo Chico102.00
Argentino Molinuevo, Jr.Don Gustavo104.50
14JapanJPN283.25
Masayasu SugitaniRingo58.75
Tadashi FukushimaQueen75.75
Yugo ArakiFokker148.75
ACIrelandIRLDNF1
Diana Connolly-CarewBarrymore108.75DNF
Ned CampionLiathdruimDNF

Round One (27 October 1968 — 8:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorseFaults
1Great BritainGBR48.00
David BroomeMister Softee8.00
Harvey SmithMadison Time18.25
Marion CoakesStroller21.75
2CanadaCAN49.50
Jim ElderThe Immigrant9.25
Jim DayCanadian Club18.00
Tom GayfordBig Dee22.25
3FranceFRA56.50
Janou LefèbvreRocket17.25
Pierre Jonquères d'OriolaNagir17.75
Marcel RozierQuo Vadis21.50
4West GermanyFRG58.25
Hans Günter WinklerEnigk11.50
Alwin SchockemöhleDonald Rex13.00
Hermann SchriddeDozent33.75
5United StatesUSA63.00
Frank ChapotSan Lucas11.00
Kathy KusnerUntouchable25.00
Mary ChapotWhite Lightning27.00
6ItalyITA64.00
Raimondo D'InzeoBellevue12.00
Graziano MancinelliDoneraile23.50
Piero D'InzeoFidux28.50
7SwitzerlandSUI68.25
Arthur BlickenstorferMarianka21.75
Monica BachmannErbach23.00
Paul WeierSatan III23.50
8AustraliaAUS70.50
John FaheyBonvale21.25
Sam CampbellApril Love23.75
Kevin BaconChichester25.50
9BrazilBRA81.00
Lucia FariaRush du Camp24.75
José FernandezCantal27.75
Nelson Pessoa FilhoPass Op28.50
10ArgentinaARG113.50
Carlos D'EliaScandale27.25
Argentino Molinuevo, Jr.Don Gustavo31.75
Roberto TagleOjo Chico54.50
11MexicoMEX114.50
Fernando HernándezChurintzio27.50
Joaquín PérezNancel31.00
Ricardo GuaschMixteco56.00
12PolandPOL123.50
Piotr WawryniukPoprad37.00
Antoni PacyńskiCyrrus41.25
Jan KowalczykBraz45.25
13Soviet UnionURS125.00
Viktor MatveyevKrokhotny23.75
Gennady SamosedenkoAeron25.25
Yevgeny KuzinFiglyar76.00
14JapanJPN136.00
Masayasu SugitaniRingo21.50
Tadashi FukushimaQueen38.50
Yugo ArakiFokker76.00
ACIrelandIRLDNF
Ned CampionLiathdruim31.75
Diana Connolly-CarewBarrymore76.00

Round Two (27 October 1968 — 8:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorseFaults
1CanadaCAN53.25
Tom GayfordBig Dee17.25
Jim DayCanadian Club18.00
Jim ElderThe Immigrant18.00
2FranceFRA53.75
Marcel RozierQuo Vadis12.00
Janou LefèbvreRocket12.50
Pierre Jonquères d'OriolaNagir29.25
3United StatesUSA54.50
Frank ChapotSan Lucas14.00
Kathy KusnerUntouchable19.50
Mary ChapotWhite Lightning21.00
4BrazilBRA57.00
Nelson Pessoa FilhoPass Op10.25
Lucia FariaRush du Camp20.00
José FernandezCantal26.75
5West GermanyFRG59.00
Alwin SchockemöhleDonald Rex5.75
Hans Günter WinklerEnigk16.75
Hermann SchriddeDozent36.50
6ItalyITA65.25
Raimondo D'InzeoBellevue12.25
Piero D'InzeoFidux19.00
Graziano MancinelliDoneraile34.00
7SwitzerlandSUI68.50
Paul WeierSatan III13.25
Monica BachmannErbach26.50
Arthur BlickenstorferMarianka28.75
8MexicoMEX95.00
Ricardo GuaschMixteco30.75
Joaquín PérezNancel32.00
Fernando HernándezChurintzio32.25
9AustraliaAUS96.00
John FaheyBonvale21.50
Sam CampbellApril Love26.75
Kevin BaconChichester47.75
10PolandPOL99.75
Piotr WawryniukPoprad23.25
Jan KowalczykBraz23.75
Antoni PacyńskiCyrrus52.75
11Soviet UnionURS105.50
Viktor MatveyevKrokhotny17.75
Gennady SamosedenkoAeron42.75
Yevgeny KuzinFiglyar45.00
12Great BritainGBR111.50
David BroomeMister Softee12.00
Harvey SmithMadison Time26.75
Marion CoakesStroller72.75
13JapanJPN147.25
Tadashi FukushimaQueen37.25
Masayasu SugitaniRingo37.25
Yugo ArakiFokker72.75
14ArgentinaARG161.50
Carlos D'EliaScandale41.25
Roberto TagleOjo Chico47.50
Argentino Molinuevo, Jr.Don Gustavo72.75
ACIrelandIRLDNF
Diana Connolly-CarewBarrymore32.75