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Three-Day Event, Team, Open

Date29 July – 3 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationSanta Anita Park, Arcadia, California / Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, California
Participants44 from 11 countries
FormatFour rider teams, best three scores to count for the team total. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Discounting 1980, the last three Olympic champions had been Great Britain in 1968 and 1972 and the United States in 1976. They were expected to battle for the gold medal in Los Angeles and did so. The USA took the lead after the dressage, with Great Britain fourth, trailing Sweden and France. Great Britain had the best ride in the endurance phase, followed by the United States, but it was not enough to overcome the US lead, which was 8.20 points going into the jumping. Britain then had a perfect ride in the jumping, with no faults, which was matched by Canada, France, and West Germany, while the United States had 10 jumping faults. However, when adding up the three best riders’ total scores, the United States won the gold medal by only 3.20 points over the British team. West Germany and France had a similarly close contest for bronze, with the Germans prevailing by 2.00 points.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1United StatesUSA-186.00Gold
Karen Stives-54.20
Torrance Watkins Fleischmann-60.40
J. Michael Plumb-71.40
Bruce Davidson-75.20non-scoring
2Great BritainGBR-189.20Silver
Virginia Holgate-56.80
Lucinda Prior-Palmer-Green-63.80
Ian Stark-68.60
Diana Clapham-165.20non-scoring
3West GermanyFRG-234.00Bronze
Dietmar Hogrefe-74.40
Bettina Overesch-79.60
Claus Erhorn-80.00
Burkhard Tesdorpf-216.05non-scoring
4FranceFRA-236.00
Pascal Morvillers-63.00
Marie-Christine Duroy-85.40
Armand Bigot-87.60
Daniel Nion-115.00non-scoring
5AustraliaAUS-258.40
Andrew Hoy-80.00
Mervyn Bennett-87.40
Vicki Roycroft-91.00
Wayne RoycroftDNFnon-scoring
6New ZealandNZL-280.00
Mark Todd-51.60
Mary Hamilton-98.00
Andrew Nicholson-130.40
Andrew Bennie-200.80non-scoring
7ItalyITA-280.70
Marina Sciocchetti-67.00
Mauro Checcoli-67.00
Bartolo Ambrosione-146.70
Geremia ToiaDNFnon-scoring
8SwedenSWE-339.85
Jan Jönsson-86.40
Göran Breisner-99.65
Christian Persson-153.80
Michael Pettersson-198.80non-scoring
9IrelandIRL-363.55
Sarah Gordon-99.20
David Foster-119.95
Fiona Wentges-144.40
Margaret TollertonDNFnon-scoring
10CanadaCAN-468.40
Kelly Plitz-108.40
Edie Tarves-165.60
Martha Griggs-194.40
Liz Ashton-201.20non-scoring
ACMexicoMEXDNF
Sandra del Castillo-168.80DNF
Armando Romero-450.80DNF
Juan Roberto RedonDNFDNF
Salvador SuárezDNFDNF