| Event type

Three-Day Event, Team, Open

Date28 – 31 July 2012
LocationGreenwich Park, Greenwich, London
Participants62 from 13 countries
FormatFive rider teams. Best three scores to count for the team total. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

The Olympic title was fully expected to be decided between Germany and Great Britain as the two nations had won every World, European and Olympic Championships since France won the 2004 Olympic gold in Athens. The pattern was more or less the same in every championship – Germany would stretch out a lead in the dressage phase, Britain would claw back ground over the cross-country then the title would be decided over the show jumping phase. This proved true again in London and Germany entered the final stage with a lead of less than six points over the host nation but with the added complication of both Sweden and New Zealand also in contention.

The depth of the German team proved the decisive factor as a poor round by Ingrid Klimke was rendered meaningless by the solid performances of her team-mates as Germany held on to their advantage over a British team that included Zara Phillips, the grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. New Zealand’s bronze medal win was underpinned by the performance of Mark Todd who won his sixth Olympic medal 28 years after he won his first in Los Angeles.

PosRiderHorseNOCPenalty PointsDressageCross-CountryJumping
1GermanyGER133.70119.10 (1)4.80 (4)0.00 (1)Gold
Peter Thomsen71.7058.505.208.00non-scoring
Dirk Schrade50.6039.8010.800.00non-scoring
Sandra Auffarth44.8040.004.800.00
Michael Jung40.6040.600.000.00
Ingrid Klimke48.3039.300.009.00
2Great BritainGBR138.20127.00 (3)0.00 (1)1.00 (2)Silver
William Fox-Pitt53.3044.109.200.00non-scoring
Nicola Wilson55.7051.700.004.00non-scoring
Zara Phillips53.1046.100.007.00
Mary Thomson-King42.1040.901.200.00
Tina Cook43.0042.000.001.00
3New ZealandNZL144.40128.20 (=4)2.00 (3)8.00 (5)Bronze
Jonelle Richards71.7056.706.009.00non-scoring
Caroline Powell57.8052.201.604.00non-scoring
Jonathan Paget52.9044.104.804.00
Andrew Nicholson45.0045.000.000.00
Mark Todd46.5039.100.407.00
4SwedenSWE148.40128.20 (=4)1.20 (2)6.00 (=3)
Linda Algotsson79.8059.8020.000.00non-scoring
Malin Petersen67.2060.400.806.00non-scoring
Niklas Lindbäck57.0045.202.809.00
Ludwig Svennerstål52.1043.700.408.00
Sara Algotsson Ostholt39.3039.300.000.00
5IrelandIRL184.80152.10 (10)15.60 (6)6.00 (=3)
Michael Ryan1000.0060.201000.00non-scoring
Camilla Speirs1000.0047.601000.00non-scoring
Mark Kyle71.9058.707.206.00
Joseph Murphy60.4055.604.800.00
Aoife Clark52.5048.903.600.00
6AustraliaAUS186.40122.10 (2)45.60 (=8)13.00 (=7)
Sam Griffiths1000.0045.401000.00non-scoring
Clayton Fredericks1000.0040.401000.00non-scoring
Lucinda Fredericks79.0040.0038.001.00
Andrew Hoy57.3041.707.608.00
Christopher Burton50.1046.100.004.00
7United StatesUSA208.60138.80 (7)12.00 (5)13.00 (=7)
Boyd Martin1000.0050.703.601000.00non-scoring
Will Coleman84.7046.3036.402.00
Tiana Coudray88.6052.0025.6011.00non-scoring
Karen O'Connor53.8048.205.600.00
Phillip Dutton70.1044.302.8023.00
8FranceFRA230.60142.90 (9)34.80 (7)9.00 (6)
Donatien Schauly1000.0044.407.201000.00non-scoring
Denis Mesples126.5061.5046.0019.00non-scoring
Aurelien Kahn102.5055.9039.607.00
Lionel Guyon70.9050.9020.000.00
Nicolas Touzaint57.2047.607.602.00
9BrazilBRA295.20170.40 (13)98.80 (10)26.00 (9)
Sergei Fofanoff1000.0072.001000.00non-scoring
Marcio Jorge105.3058.5042.804.00
Marcelo Tosi97.6058.0029.6010.00
Ruy Fonseca92.3053.9026.4012.00
10BelgiumBEL1134.10139.00 (8)45.60 (=8)1013.00 (10)
Carl Bouckaert1000.0053.001000.00
Marc Rigouts1000.0050.7056.801000.00non-scoring
Joris Van Springel1000.0051.9012.801000.00non-scoring
Virginie Caulier78.5048.3021.209.00
Karin Donckers55.6040.0011.604.00
11NetherlandsNED1161.70154.50 (12)1034.40 (11)1025.00 (12)
Elaine Pen1000.0052.201000.00
Tim Lips86.7051.7022.0013.00
Andrew Heffernan75.0050.6012.4012.00
12JapanJPN1207.00130.70 (6)1085.60 (13)1016.00 (11)
Takayuki Yumira1000.0058.501000.00non-scoring
Kenki Sato1000.0042.201000.00non-scoring
Yoshiaki Oiwa1000.0038.101000.00
Toshiyuki Tanaka119.0055.0060.004.00
Atsushi Negishi88.0050.4025.6012.00
13CanadaCAN2071.20154.10 (11)1065.60 (12)2014.00 (13)
Michele Mueller1000.0057.0063.201000.00non-scoring
Hawley Bennett-Awad1000.0048.701000.00non-scoring
Peter Barry1000.0061.701000.00
Rebecca Howard1000.0050.601000.00
Jessica Phoenix71.2054.802.4014.00