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Three-Day Event, Individual, Open

Date28 – 30 July 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationReal Club de Polo, Barcelona / Club Hípico El Montanyà, Montanyà
Participants82 from 25 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping.

Because of a dangerously high heat index, the steeplechase course was reduced from 3,205 metres to 2,760 metres, the second roads and track section was reduced from 11.1 km to 9.0 km, and three minutes of rest time were added after the second roads and track section. The endurance course, designed by Wolfgang Field, then consisted of the following phases: roads and track – 5,060 metres; steeplechase – 2,769 metres with 7 obstacles; roads and track – 9,000 metres; and cross-country – 7,410 metres with 33 obstacles.

New Zealand’s Mark Todd had won this event in 1984 and 1988, and had won the Burghley Horse Trials in 1990-91. He finished the dressage in fifth place, trailing the German leader, Matthias Baumann, and appeared well-poised for a three-peat, but Todd did not finish the endurance phase and was eliminated. Australia Matt Ryan won the endurance contest, and moved into the lead. He had no major international podiums, but had finished eighth recently at the 1992 Badminton Horse Trials. Going into the jumping, Ryan was trailed by Todd’s teammate Andrew Nicholson and German Herbert Blöcker. Ryan won the gold medal with only one fence not cleared in the jumping, as Blöcker rode clean in jumping to move up to silver. Nicholson completely collapsed, recording 45 faults in the jumping, the worst round of the remaining 62 riders, and dropped down to 16th place. Two of his teammates, Blyth Tait and Vicky Latta, moved up to third- and fourth-place, respectively. Tait would improve in 1996 at Atlanta and win the gold medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Matt RyanAUS-70.00Gold
2Herbert BlöckerGER-81.30Silver
3Blyth TaitNZL-87.60Bronze
4Vicky LattaNZL-87.80
5Andrew HoyAUS-89.40
6Karen DixonGBR-92.40
7Luis Antonio ÁlvarezESP-102.20
8Karin DonckersBEL-104.40
9Mary ThomsonGBR-105.40
10Jef DesmedtBEL-108.40
11Ralf EhrenbrinkGER-108.60
12Marie-Christine DuroyFRA-109.85
13Cord MysegaesGER-110.40
14Peder FredricsonSWE-111.00
15Martin LipsNED-114.00
16Andrew NicholsonNZL-115.40
17Jil WaltonUSA-116.80
18Willy SneyersBEL-120.25
19Santiago de la RochaESP-122.40
20Choi Myeong-JinKOR-124.30
21Nils HaagensenDEN-126.00
22Robert StevensonCAN-129.20
23Gillian RoltonAUS-129.20
24Lara VillataITA-133.00
25Yoshihiko KowataJPN-135.80
26Eiki MiyazakiJPN-137.80
27Eric SmileyIRL-140.40
28Michel BouquetFRA-145.20
29Máiréad CurranIRL-149.40
30David RissikRSA-150.05
31Attila Soós, Jr.HUN-152.60
32Melanie DuffIRL-156.00
33Jacek KrukowskiPOL-157.40
34Matthias BaumannGER-157.40
35Piotr PiaseckiPOL-158.60
36Kojiro GotoJPN-161.20
37Kazuhiro IwataniJPN-163.20
38Fernando VillalónESP-164.20
39Polly HolohanIRL-164.20
40Dirk Van Der ElstBEL-166.40
41Vasco Ramires, Jr.POR-173.80
42Bogusław JareckiPOL-178.40
43Anna HermannSWE-178.60
44Fieps, Baroness van Tuyll van SerooskerkenNED-180.80
45Nicki DeSousaBER-185.80
46António RamosPOR-186.70
47Federico RomanITA-190.20
48J. Michael PlumbUSA-195.20
49Rachel HunterCAN-196.80
50Arkadiusz BachurPOL-198.60
51Vasiliu TanasEUN-201.20
52Stephen BradleyUSA-203.20
53Nick Holmes-SmithCAN-203.60
54Tibor HerczegfalvyHUN-208.60
55Richard WalkerGBR-208.80
56Francesco GirardiITA-211.45
57Erik DuvanderSWE-234.45
58António BrázPOR-238.60
59Jaime VelásquezMEX-279.40
60Luciano DrubiBRA-328.00
61Jean-Jacques BoissonFRA-335.00
62Mikhail RybakEUN-467.80
ACSantiago CenteneraESPDNF
ACTodd TrewinUSADNF
ACAlberto RodriguesPORDNF
ACSergei FofanoffBRADNF
ACIlian IlievBULDNF
ACDavid GreenAUSDNF
ACAnchela RohofNEDDNF
ACFabio MagniITADNF
ACDidier SeguretFRADNF
ACAttila LingHUNDNF
ACOleg KarpovEUNDNF
ACIan StarkGBRDNF
ACStuart Young-BlackCANDNF
ACMJ TumbridgeBERDNF
ACStaffan LidbeckSWEDNF
ACAntonio AlfaroMEXDNF
ACSandro ChikhladzeEUNDNF
ACZsolt BubánHUNDNF
ACEddy StibbeNEDDNF
ACMark ToddNZLDNF