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Equestrianism at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Date Started: October 18, 1968
Date Finished: October 21, 1968
Events: 6

Participants: 125 (103 men and 22 women) from 18 countries
Youngest Participant: URS Yevgeny Kuzin (20 years, 107 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Lorna Johnstone (66 years, 52 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain and FRG West Germany (4 medals)

Overview

The dressage and jumping events were contested at the Campo Marte, an equestrian venue located next to the National Auditorium in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. Eventing was held at the Club de Golf Avándaro located in the Valle de Bravo state, which was 180 km (110 miles) west of Mexico City. The club was built in 1959 and is now part of a resort in Valle de Bravo. At an altitude of 1,800m, it was famous for its mild climate, with a permanent breeze from a nearby lake, although tropical rain fell almost daily from October to March. The original choice for eventing was Oaxtepoc, 110 km south of the capital at a 1,450 metre altitude, but the stony surfaces and a subtropical climate forced the FEI to ask for an alternative.

As in 1964 the equestrian program consisted of the standard six events, with individual and team events in dressage, eventing, and show jumping. All events were open to both men and women, which started in 1964 when women were allowed to compete in eventing.

Eight nations won medals with the six events won by six different countries. Great Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany (West) won four medals, with the United States winning three.

Medalists