Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Equestrian Centre, Bromont, Québec
Date Started: July 29, 1976
Date Finished: July 30, 1976
Format: Two rounds, total score to determine placement.
The format was the same as 1972 with a preliminary and final round, with the top 12 finishers in the preliminaries advancing to the finals. The top 12 final placements were based only on the score in the final round. The Grand Prix test lasted 10 minutes with 39 movements, while the Grand Prix Special had a time limit of 8:45.
Switzerland’s [Christine Stückelberger] and German [Harry Boldt] were the class of the field, going 1-2 in both the qualifying and the final round, with Stückelberger winning the gold medal. She would compete at the Olympics through 2000, winning five medals but this was her only gold medal. Her only other individual medal was a bronze in 1988. However, in 1980, Stückelberger won the Dressage Festival that was held opposite the Moskva Olympics as an alternate competition for those nations boycotting the 1980 Olympics, and which had a much stronger field than the Olympic event.
|2||Harry Boldt||46||West Germany||FRG||Woycek||Silver||1,435|
|3||Reiner Klimke||40||West Germany||FRG||Mehmed||Bronze||1,395|
|4||Gabriela Grillo||23||West Germany||FRG||Ultimo||1,257|
|5||Dorothy Morkis||33||United States||USA||Monaco||1,249|
|6||Viktor Ugryumov||36||Soviet Union||URS||Said||1,247|
|10||Hilda Gurney||32||United States||USA||Keen||1,167|
|11||Lorraine Stubbs||26||Canada||CAN||True North||1,153|
|13||Ivan Kalita||49||Soviet Union||URS||Tarif||1,520|
|14||Edith Master||43||United States||USA||Dahlwitz||1,481|
|15||Louky van Olphen-van Amstel||42||Netherlands||NED||Aleric||1,449|
|16T||Ivan Kizimov||48||Soviet Union||URS||Rebus||1,425|
|18||Barbara Stracey||22||Canada||CAN||Jungher II||1,399|
|19||Marjolijn Greeve||37||Netherlands||NED||Lucky Boy||1,398|
|22T||Sarah Whitmore||44||Great Britain||GBR||Junker||1,375|
|22T||Jennie Loriston-Clarke||33||Great Britain||GBR||Kadett||1,375|
|25||Diana Mason||43||Great Britain||GBR||Special Ed||1,326|