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Equestrianism at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Dressage, Individual

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 15, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912
Format: Placement by ordinals.

Gold: SWE Carl, Count Bonde
Silver: SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Sr.
Bronze: SWE Hans von Blixen-Finecke, Sr.

Summary

This event was called the Prize Riding Event in the Official Report, was similar to, but not precisely the same as what we now know as dressage. In addition to the dressage tests, there were a number of obstacles to negotiate. Four of these had a height between 0.8-1.1 metres, one had a length of 3.0 metres, and one was a rolling barrel 0.8 metre in diameter. The Swedes dominated the competition, their six riders finishing in the top eight places, and sweeping the medals. The gold medalist, Carl Bonde, did not compete at the 1920 or 1924 Olympics, but in 1928 at Amsterdam, he was on the Swedish dressage team which won the silver medal. In the 1928 individual dressage he placed 19th. Bonde was awarded the The Emperor of Austria’s Challenge Prize, in addition to his gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal PTS
1 Carl, Count Bonde 40 Sweden SWE Emperor Gold 15
2 Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Sr. 51 Sweden SWE Neptun Silver 21
3 Hans von Blixen-Finecke, Sr. 25 Sweden SWE Maggie Bronze 32
4 Fritz von Oesterley 41 Germany GER Condor 36
5 Carl Rosenblad 25 Sweden SWE Miss Hastings 43
6 Oscar af Ström 44 Sweden SWE Irish Lass 47
7 Felix Bürkner 28 Germany GER King 51
8 Carl Kruckenberg 30 Sweden SWE Kartusch 51
9 Mikhail Yekimov Russia RUS Tritonich 62
10 Albert Seigner France FRA Dignité 73
11 Andreas von Flotow 35 Germany GER Senta 77
12 Carl von Moers 40 Germany GER New Bank 83
13 Guy Henry 37 United States USA Chiswell 93
14 Jacques Cariou 41 France FRA Mignon 94
15 Jens Falkenberg 36 Norway NOR Hjørdis 103
16 Rudolf Keyper 31 Denmark DEN Kinley Princess 111
17 Gaston de Trannoy 31 Belgium BEL Capricieux 117
18 Carl Høst Saunte 39 Denmark DEN Streg 120
19 Pierre Dufour d'Astafort 26 France FRA Castibalza 123
20 Jack Montgomery 30 United States USA Deceive 130
21 Emmanuel de Blommaert de Soye 36 Belgium BEL Clonmore 135