Jump to: navigation, search

Arthur Rook

Medal record
Competitor for Template:GBR2
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Stockholm Eventing, team

Arthur Laurence Rook (26 May 1921 – 30 September 1989) was a British equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a team gold medal in eventing at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[1] He became European champion in 1953.

Rook was an officer in the British army, the Royal Horse Guards, and served in Egypt and Italy during the Second World War. He received the Military Cross in 1944.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Laurence Rook" (in English). SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ro/laurence-rook-1.html. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...