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Team, Open

Date23 – 25 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationCentre équestre olympique, Bromont, Québec
Participants47 from 12 countries
FormatFour rider teams, best three scores to count for the team total. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

In the individual three-day event in Montréal, Americans Tad Coffin and J. Michael Plumb went 1-2, with their third rider, Bruce Davidson, the 1974 World Champion, placing 10th. This threesome brought the US team a gold medal by a big margin over West Germany. West Germany had led slightly after the dressage, with the Americans in second, but the US ride in the endurance contest put them into an insurmountable lead. Australia and Italy tied for the best performance in jumping, which brought Australia a bronze medal and moved Italy into fourth, but the US was third in jumping to secure the gold. West Germany stayed slightly ahead of Australia to win the silver. This was the first American victory in team eventing but they would win again at Los Angeles in 1984.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1United StatesUSA-441.00Gold
Tad CoffinBally-Cor-114.99
J. Michael PlumbBetter & Better-125.85
Bruce DavidsonIrish-Cap-200.16
Mary Anne TauskeyMarcus Aurelius-269.49non-scoring
2West GermanyFRG-584.60Silver
Karl SchultzMadrigal-129.45
Herbert BlöckerAlbrant-213.15
Helmut RethemeierPauline-242.00
Otto AmmermannVolturnoDNFnon-scoring
3AustraliaAUS-599.54Bronze
Wayne RoycroftLaurenson-178.04
Mervyn BennettRegal Reign-206.04
Bill RoycroftVersion-215.46
Denis PigottHillstead-246.51non-scoring
4ItalyITA-682.24
Federico RomanShamrock-194.14
Mario TurnerTempest Blisland-213.19
Alessandro ArgentonWoodland-274.91
Giovanni BossiBostonDNFnon-scoring
5Soviet UnionURS-721.55
Yury SalnikovRumpel-189.46
Valery DvoryaninovZeila-218.25
Viktor KalininAraks-313.84
Pyotr GornushkoGusarDNFnon-scoring
6CanadaCAN-808.81
Juliet GrahamSumatra-202.69
Cathy WedgeCity Fella-286.76
Robin HahnL'Esprit-319.36
Jim DayViceroyDNFnon-scoring
DNFGreat BritainGBR
Richard MeadeJacob Jones-141.35
HRH Princess AnneGoodwill-299.30
Hugh ThomasPlayamarDNF
Lucinda Prior-PalmerBe FairDNF
DNFArgentinaARG
Carlos AlfonsoUcase-449.11
Rodolfo GrazziniVeracruz-529.89
Carlos RawsonDos de OroDNF
Ángel GoyenecheaRasputinDNF
DNFFranceFRA
Jean ValatVampire-187.70
Jean-Yves TouzaintAladin-224.11
Dominique BentejacDjerkDNF
Thierry TouzaintUt MajeurDNF
DNFMexicoMEX
Juan Roberto RedonArrupe-699.41
Mariano BucioCocalecoDNF
David BárcenaCachibacheDNF
José Luis Pérez SotoFascinanteDNF
DNFIrelandIRL
Eric HorganPontoon-213.30
Ronnie McMahonSan CarlosDQ
Gerry SinnottCroghanDNF
Norman van de VaterBlue Tom TitDNF
DNFJapanJPN
Kenji EtoInter-NihonDNF
Gen UedaPontiffDNF
Kenkichi IshiguroAsodeskaDNF