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Ben Jones

Full name: Reuben Samuel "Ben" Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: October 19, 1932 in Newport, Shropshire, Great Britain
Died: January 3, 1990 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At Tokyo in 1964, Sergeant Ben Jones of the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery became the first NCO to represent Great Britain in the Olympic equestrian events. At the Tokyo Games, Britain was eliminated in the team event but individually Jones finished a commendable ninth. Four years later in Mexico City, Jones improved to place fifth in the individual event and won a gold medal in the team event. He was a regular member of the British team and won gold medals at the European Championships in 1967 and 1969.

For many years, Ben Jones was the staff sergeant in charge of equitation of the King'ss Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery at St. John's Wood in London. In 1968 he was posted to The Royal Army Veterinary Corp and later on being commissioned he transferred into the General Service Corps and took charge of training of the RAVC re-mount depot at Melton Mowbray. Having then retired from army service Ben Jones died in a tragic accident whilst schooling a young horse.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 9
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Great Britain GBR 5
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Master Bernard Final Standings 9 26.20
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Master Bernard Dressage 2 -35.00
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Master Bernard Cross-Country 11T 91.20 0 0 37.6 0.0 53.6
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Master Bernard Jumping 26T -30.00
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain The Poacher Final Standings 5 -69.86
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain The Poacher Dressage 8 -68.51
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain The Poacher Cross-Country 9 4.40 0 11.2 0 -6.8
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain The Poacher Jumping 1T -5.75 0 5,75

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Bernard Final Standings AC DNF 26.20
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Bernard Dressage 1 -35.00
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Master Bernard Cross-Country AC DNF 91.20
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR The Poacher Final Standings 1 -69.86
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR The Poacher Dressage 5 -240.03
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR The Poacher Cross-Country 1 103.60
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Great Britain GBR The Poacher Jumping 2 -29.00
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