Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Dressage Grounds, Nymphenburg, München
Date Started: September 7, 1972
Date Finished: September 7, 1972
Format: Three rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.
From 1976-2008 Germany won the gold medal in team dressage every time they competed, not winning only in 1980 when they joined the American-led boycott of Moskva. They had also won in 1964-68, but they did not win in 1972, placing second narrowly behind the Soviet Union, which would also win this event in 1980. The Soviets were led by [Yelena Petushkova], individual silver medalist, and [Ivan Kizimov], the 1968 individual champion. Germany was second, despite having the individual gold medalist, [Liselott Linsenhoff], and [Josef Neckermann], who had helped Germany win gold medals in 1964-68. Sweden won the bronze medal, their first medal in the event since winning the gold in 1952-56.