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Individual, Open

Date31 July – 1 August 1980 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKonnosportivny kompleks profsoyuzov, Bittsevsky park, Moskva
Participants14 from 6 countries
FormatTwo rounds, final round score to determine placement.

There were only 14 competitors. The same format was used as in 1972 and 1976, which was rather odd, as the qualifying round advanced 12 riders to the finals, eliminating only two competitors. The only world-class dressage rider in Moskva was Austrian Sissy Theurer. She led the qualifying and the final round to easily win the gold medal, as Soviet riders went 2-3-4 against overmatched riders from Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania. The defending gold medalist was Swiss rider Christine Stückelberger, who did not compete at the 1980 Olympics, but won the concurrent Goodwood Dressage Festival in West Sussex, England. Theurer’s decision to participate in Moskva created considerable controversy in Austria, and resulted in the resignation of the President of the Austrian Equestrian Federation.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Sissy TheurerAUTMon Cherie1,370Gold
2Yury KovshovURSIgrok1,300Silver
3Viktor UgryumovURSShkval1,234Bronze
4Vera MisevichURSPlot1,231
5Kyra KyrklundFINPiccolo1,121
6Anghel DonescuROUDor960
7Georgi GadzhevBULVnimatelen881
8Svetoslav IvanovBULAleko850
9Petar MandadzhievBULSchibor846
10Józef ZagorPOLHelios804
11Petre RoșcaROUDerbist741
12Dumitru VelicuROUDecebal720
13 r1/2Elżbieta MorciniecPOLSum
14 r1/2Wanda WąsowskaPOLDamask

Final Round (1 August 1980 — 10:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Sissy TheurerAUTMon Cherie1,370
2Yury KovshovURSIgrok1,300
3Viktor UgryumovURSShkval1,234
4Vera MisevichURSPlot1,231
5Kyra KyrklundFINPiccolo1,121
6Anghel DonescuROUDor960
7Georgi GadzhevBULVnimatelen881
8Svetoslav IvanovBULAleko850
9Petar MandadzhievBULSchibor846
10Józef ZagorPOLHelios804
11Petre RoșcaROUDerbist741
12Dumitru VelicuROUDecebal720

Qualifying Round (31 July 1980 — 09:00)

Qualifying round scores from team event. Top 12 advance to final round.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1Sissy TheurerAUTMon Cherie1,623Q
2Yury KovshovURSIgrok1,588Q
3Viktor UgryumovURSShkval1,541Q
4Kyra KyrklundFINPiccolo1,458Q
5Anghel DonescuROUDor1,255Q
6Vera MisevichURSPlot1,254Q
7Petar MandadzhievBULSchibor1,244Q
8Svetoslav IvanovBULAleko1,190Q
9Georgi GadzhevBULVnimatelen1,146Q
10Dumitru VelicuROUDecebal1,076Q
11Józef ZagorPOLHelios1,061Q
12Petre RoșcaROUDerbist1,015Q
13Elżbieta MorciniecPOLSum954
14Wanda WąsowskaPOLDamask930