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Brian Herbinson

Full name: Brian A. Herbinson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (195 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 25, 1930 in Ballymena, Ballymena, Great Britain
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Brian Herbinson was born in Great Britain, but settled in Canada at a young age and took up equestrian in the 1940s. He was working in the insurance industry in Toronto when he was called to represent Canada in equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics. There, alongside Jim Elder and John Rumble, he won a bronze medal in the three-day event, while also placing 20th in the individual competition. He was an alternate on the team that won gold in the three-day event at the 1959 Pan American Games, which included Jim Elder and his brother Norman, and Tom Gayford, but did not compete. The quartet’s next stop was the 1960 Summer Olympics, where Herbinson and Gayford failed to finish the event and thus disqualified Canada from the tournament. Herbinson was one of four riders and numerous horses (two of which died) who were injured on the difficult course. After retiring from active competition he worked as a horse breeder and judge at equestrian events and shows. He also had a career as a financial consultant, at one point working at Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby in Toronto. In 2009 he was made an inaugural member of the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame, alongside his bronze medal-winning team and their horses.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Canada CAN 20
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada Tara Final Standings 20 -216.50
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada Tara Dressage 25 -131.20
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada Tara Cross-Country 21 -75.30 0.00 0.20 -20.00 -55.50
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada Tara Jumping 2T -10.00 10 0.00
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada Roma Final Standings AC DNF
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada Roma Dressage 52T -142.00
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada Roma Cross-Country AC DQ 0 37.60

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada CAN Tara Final Standings 3 -216.50
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada CAN Tara Dressage 7 -395.20
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada CAN Tara Cross-Country 3 -137.52
1956 Equestrian 25 Stockholm Equestrianism Canada CAN Tara Jumping 3 -40.00
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Roma Final Standings AC DNF DQ
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Roma Dressage 11 -369.51
1960 Summer 29 Roma Equestrianism Canada CAN Roma Cross-Country AC DNF