| Event type

Team, Open

Date29 July – 3 August 1984
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.

1United StatesUSA-186.00Gold
Karen StivesBen Arthur-54.20
Torrance Watkins FleischmannFinvarra-60.40
J. Michael PlumbBlue Stone-71.40
Bruce DavidsonJ. J. Babu-75.20non-scoring
2Great BritainGBR-189.20Silver
Virginia HolgatePriceless-56.80
Lucinda Prior-Palmer-GreenRegal Realm-63.80
Ian StarkOxford Blue-68.60
Diana ClaphamWindjammer-165.20non-scoring
3West GermanyFRG-234.00Bronze
Dietmar HogrefeFoliant-74.40
Bettina OvereschPeacetime-79.60
Claus ErhornFair Lady-80.00
Burkhard TesdorpfFreedom-216.05non-scoring
Pascal MorvillersGulliver B-63.00
Marie-Christine DuroyHarley-85.40
Armand BigotJacquou du Bois-87.60
Daniel NionGerome A-115.00non-scoring
Andrew HoyDavey-80.00
Mervyn BennettRegal Reign-87.40
Vicki RoycroftLooking Ahead-91.00
Wayne RoycroftRegal MonarchDNFnon-scoring
6New ZealandNZL-280.00
Mark ToddCharisma-51.60
Mary HamiltonWhist-98.00
Andrew NicholsonKahlua-130.40
Andrew BennieJade-200.80non-scoring
Marina SciocchettiMaster Hunt-67.00
Mauro CheccoliSpey Cast Boy-67.00
Bartolo AmbrosioneBrick-146.70
Geremia ToiaSemi ValleyDNFnon-scoring
Jan JönssonIsolde-86.40
Göran BreisnerBobalong-99.65
Christian PerssonJoel-153.80
Michael PetterssonUp to Date-198.80non-scoring
Sarah GordonRathkenny-99.20
David FosterAughatore-119.95
Fiona WentgesBallylusky-144.40
Margaret TollertonIpi TombiDNFnon-scoring
Kelly PlitzDialadream-108.40
Edie TarvesMandrake-165.60
Martha GriggsJack the Lad-194.40
Liz AshtonOssian-201.20non-scoring
Sandra del CastilloAlegre-168.80
Armando RomeroHomnaje-450.80
Juan Roberto RedonGrisDNF
Salvador SuárezChuviscarDNF