| 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.

1AustraliaAUS-146.80-112.60 (1)-0.40 (=2)-32.00 (4)Gold
Stuart Tinney Jeepster-41.00-36.00-1.60-5.00
Andrew Hoy Darien Powers-45.60-30.600.00-15.00
Matt Ryan Kibah Sandstone-60.20-47.800.00-12.00
Phillip Dutton House Doctor-63.60-46.00-0.40-16.00non-scoring
2Great BritainGBR-161.00-115.20 (2)-0.40 (=2)-34.00 (5)Silver
Pippa Funnell Supreme Rock-45.40-32.00-0.40-13.00
Leslie Law Shear H2O-54.00-44.000.00-10.00
Jeanette Brakewell Over to You-61.60-50.600.00-11.00
Ian Stark JaybeeDNF-39.20-97.20non-scoring
3United StatesUSA-175.80-125.40 (3)-25.20 (4)-15.00 (=1)Bronze
Karen Lende O'Connor Prince Panache-43.00-32.60-0.40-10.00
David O'Connor Giltedge-46.80-44.40-2.400.00
Nina Fout 3 Magic Beans-86.00-58.60-22.40-5.00
Linden Wiesman AnderooDNF-48.40ELnon-scoring
4GermanyGER-241.80-150.40 (6)-70.40 (7)-20.00 (3)
Ingrid Klimke Sleep Late-41.20-36.200.00-5.00
Marina Köhncke Sir Toby 4-70.40-52.40-2.00-16.00
Andreas Dibowski Leonas Dancer-130.20-61.80-68.400.00
Nele Hagener Little McMuffin-262.40-65.80-181.60-15.00non-scoring
5IrelandIRL-270.00-175.80 (10)-53.20 (6)-15.00 (=1)
Patricia Donegan-Ryan Don't Step Back-65.80-54.20-11.600.00
Susan Shortt Joy of my Heart-80.00-69.60-0.40-10.00
Nicola Cassidy Mr. Mullins-124.20-59.20-60.00-5.00
Virginia McGrath The Yellow Earl-139.60-62.40-41.20-36.00non-scoring
6BrazilBRA-333.00-215.00 (12)-36.00 (5)-43.00 (6)
Guto de Faria Hunefer-79.40-65.60-2.80-11.00
Vicente de Araújo Neto Teveri-124.80-87.20-27.60-10.00
Éder Gustavo Pagoto Amazonian Do Feroleto-128.80-77.20-5.60-46.00
Sergei Fofanoff Sanderston-216.20-72.20-122.00-22.00non-scoring
7SpainESP-1,341.20-199.60 (11)-1,166.40 (8)
Enrique Sarasola Super Djarvis-164.80-65.80-60.00
Ramón Beca Perseus II-176.40-66.40-106.40
Jaime Matossian New VentureDNF-67.40DNF
8New ZealandNZL-2,065.60-143.60 (5)0.00 (1)
Mark Todd Diamond Hall Red-65.60-58.600.00
Paul O'Brien EnzedDNF-51.00-59.60
Blyth Tait Ready TeddyDNF-52.000.00
Vaughn Jefferis BounceDNF-40.600.00
9BelgiumBEL-2,121.20-160.40 (7)– (DNF)
Kurt Heyndrickx Archimedes-121.20-55.20-32.00
Constantin Van Rijckevorsel Withcote NellieDNF-52.20DNF
Carl Bouckaert Urane des PinsDNF-53.00-156.80
Karin Donckers GormleyDNF-57.20DNF
10FranceFRA-3,000.00-140.20 (4)– (DNF)
Jean-Luc Force Crocus JacobDNF-48.80-24.80
Jean Teulère AmounchaDNF-49.80-62.80
Didier Willefert BlakringDNF-50.00DNF
Jean-Lou Bigot Twist la BeigeDNF-41.60DNF
ACJapanJPN-3,000.00-171.60 (9)– (DNF)
Shigeyuki Hosono Urfe des LandesDNF-69.40DNF
Masaru Fuse Voyou du RocDNF-51.60-98.80
Daisuke Kato Elusive WarlockDNF-57.20-44.00
Takeaki Tsuchiya Right on TimeDNF-62.80DNF
ACItalyITA-3,000.00-170.40 (8)
Lara Villata Rubber BallDNF-70.20
Giacomo Della Chiesa Tokyo JoeDNF-69.80
Andrea Verdina DonnizettiDNF-56.20
Fabio Magni Cool'n BreezyDNF-44.40