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Peter Robeson

Full name: Peter David Robeson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 21, 1929
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Peter Robeson followed in the footsteps of his father Gilbert, a pre-war champion, and made his first international appearance whilst still a teenager. After narrowly missing selection for the 1952 Summer Olympics he made his Olympic début in Stockholm and, despite his own performance being a little disappointing, won a bronze medal as part of the British team. His next Olympic appearance came eight years later when, partnering his self-owned horse Firecrest, he won the individual bronze medal in a jump-off against Australia’s John Fahey. The partnership with Firecrest was also responsible for the biggest win of his career when they won King George V Gold Cup in 1967. Later in the decade he was accused by a national newspaper of using dubious training methods but was eventually cleared of any misdemeanor by the sport’s authorities. From a wealthy background, he was married to a member of the Rothschild family, and was able to retain his amateur status as his peers turned professional and was recalled for a final Olympic appearance at the age of 46 in 1976. In a near 40-year career Robeson rode for Great Britain over 80 times.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 19T
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 4
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 14
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 7

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F JOF
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Scorchin Final Standings 19T 36.00
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Scorchin Round One 12T 16.00
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain Scorchin Round Two 21T 20.00
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Firecrest Final Standings 3 16.00 0.00
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Firecrest Round One 1T 8.00
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain Firecrest Round Two 3T 8.00
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Law Court Final Standings 14 27.75
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Law Court Round One 2T QU 4.00
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain Law Court Round Two 17 23.75

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Scorchin Final Standings 3 36.00
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Scorchin Round One 2 32.00
1956 Equestrian 26 Stockholm Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Scorchin Round Two 5 37.00
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Firecrest Final Standings 4 16.00
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Firecrest Round One 4 52.25
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Firecrest Round Two 5 45.00
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Law Court Final Standings 7 32.00
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Law Court Round One 8 QU 20.00
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Law Court Round Two 5 12.00
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