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Equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Equestrian at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Host city Stockholm, Sweden
Nations participating 67
Athletes participating 159
Events 6 in 1 sport
Opening ceremony 10 June
Closing ceremony 17 June
Officially opened by King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Athlete's Oath Henri Saint Cyr
Olympic Torch Hans Wikne
Stadium Olympiastadion
The Equestrian Events at the 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Stockholm due to the Australian quarantine regulations and included Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping. All three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The competitions were held from June 11, 1956 to June 17, 1956.


Medal summary

Individual dressage
22x20px Henri Saint Cyr and Juli
Sweden (SWE)
22x20px Lis Hartel and Jubilee
Denmark (DEN)
22x20px Liselott Linsenhoff and Adular
Germany (EUA)
Team dressage
Sweden Sweden (SWE)
Henri Saint Cyr and Juli
Gehnäll Persson and Knaust
Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr. and Krest
Germany Germany (EUA)
Liselott Linsenhoff and Adular
Hannelore Weygand and Perkunos
Anneliese Küppers and Afrika
Switzerland Switzerland (SUI)
Gottfried Trachsel and Kursus
Henri Chammartin and Wöhler
Gustav Fischer and Vasello
Individual eventing
22x20px Petrus Kastenman and Iluster
Sweden (SWE)
22x20px August Lütke-Westhues and Trux von Kamax
Germany (EUA)
22x20px Francis Weldon and Kilbarry
Great Britain (GBR)
Team eventing
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Francis Weldon and Kilbarry
Arthur Rook and Wild Venture
Bertie Hill and Countyman III
Germany Germany (EUA)
August Lütke-Westhues and Trux von Kamax
Otto Rothe and Sissi
Klaus Wagner and Prinzeß
Canada Canada (CAN)
John Rumble and Cilroy
Jim Elder and Colleen
Brian Herbinson and Tara
Individual jumping
22x20px Hans Günter Winkler and Halla
Germany (EUA)
22x20px Raimondo D'Inzeo and Merano
Italy (ITA)
22x20px Piero D'Inzeo and Uruguay
Italy (ITA)
Team jumping
Germany Germany (EUA)
Hans Günter Winkler and Halla
Fritz Thiedemann and Meteor
Alfons Lütke-Westhues and Ala
Italy Italy (ITA)
Raimondo D'Inzeo and Merano
Piero D'Inzeo and Uruguay
Salvatore Oppes and Pagoro
Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)
Wilfred White and Nizefela
Pat Smythe and Flanagan
Peter Robeson and Scorchin

Participating nations

Medal table


Sweden Sweden (SWE)

3 0 0 3

Germany Germany (EUA)

2 3 1 6

Great Britain Great Britain (GBR)

1 0 2 3

Italy Italy (ITA)

0 2 1 3

Denmark Denmark (DEN)

0 1 0 1


Switzerland Switzerland (SUI)

0 0 1 1

Canada Canada (CAN)

0 0 1 1



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