| Event type

Team, Open

Date16 – 19 September 2000
LocationSydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park, New South Wales
Participants47 from 12 countries
FormatFour rider teams, best three scores to count for the team total.

As in 1996, the individual and team events were held separately. Australia had won this event in 1992 and 1996 and was favored, especially as they were riding on their home turf. They led the event from start to finish, but it remained relatively close throughout. After the endurance phase, Australia led Great Britain by only 12.80 points, with New Zealand another 24.20 points back, and the United States in fourth. However, Blyth Tait’s horse, Reddy Teddy, failed the veterinarian inspection after the endurance round and she was out, which left New Zealand with only two remaining riders so they dropped well back. With the Kiwis out, the podium positions did not change after the jumping, with Australia winning their third consecutive gold medal, Great Britain second and the United States winning bronze. Andrew Hoy was on the Australian team at each Olympics from 1992-2000.

New Zealand finished eighth because of a change in the scoring. Eliminated riders did not completely disqualify a team, but they were given huge numbers of penalty points, effectively eliminating the team from medal contention.

Stuart TinneyJeepster-41.00
Andrew HoyDarien Powers-45.60
Matt RyanKibah Sandstone-60.20
Phillip DuttonHouse Doctor-63.60non-scoring
2Great BritainGBR-161.00Silver
Pippa FunnellSupreme Rock-45.40
Leslie LawShear H2O-54.00
Jeanette BrakewellOver to You-61.60
Ian StarkJaybeeDNFnon-scoring
3United StatesUSA-175.80Bronze
Karen O'ConnorPrince Panache-43.00
David O'ConnorGiltedge-46.80
Nina Fout3 Magic Beans-86.00
Linden WiesmanAnderooDNFnon-scoring
Ingrid KlimkeSleep Late-41.20
Marina KöhnckeSir Toby 4-70.40
Andreas DibowskiLeonas Dancer-130.20
Nele HagenerLittle McMuffin-262.40non-scoring
Patricia DoneganDon't Step Back-65.80
Susan ShorttJoy of my Heart-80.00
Nicola CassidyMr. Mullins-124.20
Virginia McGrathThe Yellow Earl-139.60non-scoring
Guto de FariaHunefer-79.40
Vicente de Araújo NetoTeveri-124.80
Éder Gustavo PagotoAmazonian Do Feroleto-128.80
Sergei FofanoffSanderston-216.20non-scoring
Enrique SarasolaSuper Djarvis-164.80
Ramón BecaPerseus II-176.40
Jaime MatossianNew VentureDNF
8New ZealandNZL-2,065.60
Mark ToddDiamond Hall Red-65.60
Paul O'BrienEnzedDNF
Blyth TaitReady TeddyDNF
Vaughn JefferisBounceDNF
Kurt HeyndrickxArchimedes-121.20
Constantin Van RijckevorselWithcote NellieDNF
Carl BouckaertUrane des PinsDNF
Karin DonckersGormleyDNF
Jean-Luc ForceCrocus JacobDNF
Jean TeulèreAmounchaDNF
Didier WillefertBlakringDNF
Jean-Lou BigotTwist la BeigeDNF
Shigeyuki HosonoUrfe des LandesDNF
Masaru FuseVoyou du RocDNF
Daisuke KatoElusive WarlockDNF
Takeaki TsuchiyaRight on TimeDNF
Lara VillataRubber BallDNF
Giacomo Della ChiesaTokyo JoeDNF
Andrea VerdinaDonnizettiDNF
Fabio MagniCool'n BreezyDNF