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Individual, Open

Date20 – 22 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park, New South Wales
Participants38 from 21 countries
FormatDressage, cross-country, and jumping.

As in 1996, the individual and team events were held separately. American David O’Connor led the dressage phase, and then rode cleanly in the endurance event, as did 10 other riders, giving him the lead going into the jumping. O’Connor needed less than two faults to win gold, and he rode the course missing only the sixth barrier to claim the gold medal. Silver went to Australian Andrew Hoy, while the bronze went to New Zealand’s Mark Todd, the event gold medalist in 1984 and 1988.

Although 11 riders finished the endurance phase with no penalties, it proved to be quite dangerous, as two riders were hospitalized, four horses were severely injured, and one had to be put down.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCHorsePoints
1David O'ConnorUSACustom Made-34.00Gold
2Andrew HoyAUSSwizzle In-39.80Silver
3Mark ToddNZLEye Spy II-42.00Bronze
4Rodolphe SchererFRABambi de Brière-46.40
5Fabio MagniITACool'n Breezy-49.00
6Heidi AntikatzidisGREMichaelmas-50.40
7Mary KingGBRStar Appeal-52.00
8Robert CostelloUSAChevalier-52.40
9Julie Black-BurnsUSAHyde Park Corner-53.60
10Ian StarkGBRArakai-56.00
11Karen DixonGBRToo Smart-60.40
12Jean-Lou BigotFRATwist la Beige-66.40
13Eddy StibbeAHOEton-71.60
14Paula TörnqvistSWEMonaghan-74.40
15Andrea VerdinaITADonnizetti-87.80
16Brook StaplesAUSMaster Monarch-96.40
17Austin O'ConnorIRLFabio-97.00
18Trevor SmithIRLHigh Scope -101.80
19Annette WyrwollGERBantry Bay-117.80
20Amanda RossAUSOtto Schumaker-142.00
21Carlos ParroBRACDC Feline-147.80
22Bruce MandevilleCANLarissa-195.60
23Imtiaz AneesINDSpring Invader-236.60
DNFEnrique SarasolaESPCool Boy
DNFWyn St. JohnCANOliver
DNFMarina KöhnckeGERLongchamps
DNFSofia AndlerSWEAmaretto
DNFBlyth TaitNZLWelton Envoy
DNFNils HaagensenDENDiscovery II
DNFDaisuke KatoJPNAkwaba
DNFNicolas TouzaintFRACobra d'Or
DNFMJ TumbridgeBERBermuda's Gold
DNFPiia PantsuFINUppercut
DNFKai RüderGERButscher
DNFBruno Goyens de HeuschBELGraceland Cavalier
DNFJorge FernándezURUTiberio
DNFHenry GramajoURUPotencial
DNFRoberto de MacedoBRAHC Fricote