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Team, Open

Date16 – 17 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Hipismo, Parque Olímpico de Deodoro, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro (Olympic Equestrian Centre)
Participants60 from 15 countries
FormatTwo rounds. Four rider teams. Best three scores in each round determined team total. Team event held concurrently with final two rounds of individual qualifying.

The Netherlands, silver medallists at London 2012, were the reigning European and World Champions on the approach to the Rio Games with Germany, France and the USA also appearing as strong contenders. By contrast Great Britain, the reigning Olympic champions, had suffered from a lack of world class equine talent and a surfeit of injuries and were eliminated in the qualifying phase.

The qualification was indeed brutal and anything over eight penalties was enough to deny a team a place in the final. The low scoring continued in the final and a single mistake by the USA’s Lucy Davis meant that France would walk away with the Olympic title. The final French score of 3 penalty points consisted entirely of time faults. Germany and Canada were forced into a jump-off for bronze after ending the finals in a tie on eight penalties. The Germans then produced a perfect three rounds to clinch the final place on the podium. The French gold medal victory was only their second in the history of the event and their first since 1976.

PosRiderHorseNOCPointsPart OnePart TwoJump-Off
1FranceFRA31 (5)2 (1)Gold
Philippe RozierRahotep de Toscane41
Kevin StautReveur de Hurtebise00
Roger-Yves BostSydney une Prince11
Pénélope LeprévostFlora de Mariposa0
2United StatesUSA50 (=1)5 (3)Silver
Kent FarringtonVoyeur01
Lucy DavisBarron04
McLain WardAzur00
Beezie MaddenCortes' C'8
3GermanyGER80 (=1)8 (5)0 (1)Bronze
Christian AhlmannTaloubet Z040
Meredith Michaels-BeerbaumFibonacci050
Daniel DeußerFirst Class040
Ludger BeerbaumCasello40
4CanadaCAN84 (6)4 (2)8 (2)
Yann CandeleFirst Choice 15044
Tiffany FosterTripple X400
Amy MillarHeros5124
Eric LamazeFine Lady 500
5BrazilBRA130 (=1)13 (7)
Eduardo MenezesQuintol04
Stephan BarchaLandpeter do Feroleto
DodaCornetto K04
Pedro VenissQuabri de l'Isle05
6SwitzerlandSUI158 (=7)7 (4)
Janika SprungerBonne Chance CW81
Romain DuguetQuorida de Treho05
Martin FuchsClooney05
Steve GuerdatNino des Buissonnets81
=7SwedenSWE188 (=7)10 (6)
Malin Baryard-JohnssonCue Channa417
Peder FredricsonAll In01
Henrik von EckermannYajamila48
Rolf-Göran BengtssonUnita41
=7NetherlandsNED180 (=1)18 (8)
Jeroen DubbeldamZenith05
Maikel van der VleutenVerdi01
Harrie SmoldersEmerald012
Jur VrielingZirocco Blue
9QatarQAT99 (9)
Hamad Al-AttiyahAppagino 25
Sheikh Ali Al-ThaniFirst Devision4
Ali Al-RumaihiGunder1
Bassem Hassan MohammedDejavu4
10ArgentinaARG1010 (10)
Ramiro QuintanaAppy Cara1
Bruno PassaroChicago Z24
Matías AlbarracínCannavaro 91
José LaroccaCornet du Lys8
11SpainESP1212 (11)
Pilar CordónGribouille du Lys8
Manuel FernándezU Watch4
Eduardo ÁlvarezRokfeller de Pleville
Sergio ÁlvarezCarlo 2730
12Great BritainGBR1313 (12)
Nick SkeltonBig Star4
Ben MaherTic Tac4
Michael WhitakerCassionato5
John WhitakerOrnellaia23
=13UkraineUKR1414 (=13)
Cassio RivettiFine Fleur du Marais
Uli KirchhoffPrince de la Mare4
Ferenc SzentirmaiChadino9
René TebbelZipper1
=13JapanJPN1414 (=13)
Toshiki MasuiTaloubetdarco K Z12
Daisuke FukushimaCornet 361
Reiko TakedaBardolino1
Taizo SugitaniImothep12
=13AustraliaAUS1414 (=13)
Matt WilliamsValinski S0
Scott KeachFedor
Edwina Tops-AlexanderLintea Tequila5
James Paterson-RobinsonAmarillo9