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Ernest van Loon

Full name: Ernest Henri Adriaan Maria van Loon
Gender: Male
Born: February 2, 1921 in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: June 26, 2009 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Equestrianism

Related Olympians: Brother of Max van Loon.

Biography

Talented in the dressage, jumping as well as cross country, Ernest van Loon was a natural eventing rider. He won the Dutch eventing title five times, competed twice in the Olympic eventing competition, as well as twice in the Badminton Horse Trials. At the Helsinki Games, he competed alongside his brother, Max. Van Loon also regularly competed in jumping and dressage, and event appeared with horse acts in the circus. He later gained fame as a riding instructor and author, writing the two-part classical work "Ruiters and Rechters".

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Netherlands NED 13
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Individual Netherlands NED AC DNF
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Men's Three-Day Event, Team Netherlands NED AC DNF

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF
1948 Summer 27 London Equestrianism Netherlands Springsteel Final Standings 13 -62.00
1948 Summer 27 London Equestrianism Netherlands Springsteel Dressage 26T -129.00
1948 Summer 27 London Equestrianism Netherlands Springsteel Cross-Country 11T 78.00 0 0 18 0 60
1948 Summer 27 London Equestrianism Netherlands Springsteel Jumping 21 -11.00 10 1.00
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands Ampère Final Standings AC DNF
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands Ampère Dressage 21 -128.80
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands Ampère Cross-Country AC DQ 0 33

Men's Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands NED Ampère Final Standings AC DNF DNF
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands NED Ampère Dressage 9T -409.46
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Equestrianism Netherlands NED Ampère Cross-Country AC DNF