Equestrian at the 1920 Summer Olympics

The equestrian events at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp included eventing, show jumping, vaulting and dressage. The competitions were held from September 6, 1920, to September 12, 1920. Although there were 72 riders competing, many rode in more than one event, with 87 entries total (45 jumping, 17 dressage, 25 eventing). Vaulting was also held, its one appearance at an Olympic Games, with only Belgium, France and Sweden fielding teams.



The requirements for the dressage test remained the same as for the 1912 Games. Team dressage medals were not distributed.

Show jumping

The show jumping competition held both its individual and team competitions on the same day, and riders in the team event could not compete for an individual medal. Therefore, 10 riders total (5 team and 5 individual) could be sent for the jumping competition, although only Italy and Sweden were able to field that many riders.


The eventing competition removed the dressage test for the 1920 Games, and replaced it with a second roads and tracks phase that was 20 km in length. The cross-country test proved to be challenging, with 12 of the 25 horses contesting the course finishing with time faults, and 13 finishing with faults at obstacles.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual dressage
 Janne Lundblad on Uno (SWE)  Bertil Sandström on Sabel (SWE)  Hans von Rosen on Running Sister (SWE)
Individual eventing
 Helmer Mörner on Germania (SWE)  Åge Lundström on Ysra (SWE)  Ettore Caffaratti on Caniche (ITA)
Team eventing
 Sweden (SWE)
Helmer Mörner and Germania
Åge Lundström and Ysra
Georg von Braun and Diana
Gustaf Dyrsch and Salamis
 Italy (ITA)
Ettore Caffaratti and Caniche
Garibaldi Spighi and Otello
Giulio Cacciandra and Facetto
Carlo Asinari and Savari
 Belgium (BEL)
Roger Moeremans d'Emaüs and Sweet Girl
Oswald Lints and Martha
Jules Bonvalet and Weppelghem
Jacques Misonne and Gaucho
Individual jumping
 Tommaso Lequio di Assaba on Trebecco (ITA)  Alessandro Valerio on Cento (ITA)  Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt on Mon Coeur (SWE)
Team jumping
 Sweden (SWE)
Claës König and Tresor
Hans von Rosen and Poor Boy
Daniel Norling and Eros II
Frank Martin and Kohort
 Belgium (BEL)
Henri Laame and Biscuit
André Coumans and Lisette
Herman de Gaiffier d'Hestroy and Miss
Herman d'Oultromont and Lord Kitchener
 Italy (ITA)
Ettore Caffaratti and Traditore
Alessandro Alvisi and Raggio di Sole
Giulio Cacciandra and Fortunello
Carlo Asinari and Varone
Individual vaulting
 Daniel Bouckaert (BEL)  Field (FRA)  Louis Finet (BEL)
Team vaulting
 Belgium (BEL)[1]
Daniel Bouckaert
Louis Finet
van Ranst
 France (FRA)
 Sweden (SWE)
Carl Green
Anders Mårtensson
Oskar Nilsson

Participating nations

A total of 72 riders from 8 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 4 2 3 9
2  Belgium (BEL) 2 1 2 5
3  Italy (ITA) 1 2 2 5
4  France (FRA) 0 2 0 2


  1. The IOC medal database showns two more team members van Schauwbroeck (perhaps van Schauwenbroeck) and van Cauwenberg (perhaps Albert van Cauwenberg), however all other serious databases show only three medalists.


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