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Equestrianism at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Equestrian Centre, Bromont, Québec
Date Started: July 23, 1976
Date Finished: July 25, 1976
Format: Four rider teams, best three scores to count for the team total. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: FRG West Germany
Bronze: AUS Australia

Summary

In the individual three-day event in Montréal, Americans Tad Coffin and J. Michael Plumb went 1-2, with their third rider, Bruce Davidson, the 1974 World Champion, placing 10th. This threesome brought the US team a gold medal by a big margin over West Germany. West Germany had led slightly after the dressage, with the Americans in second, but the US ride in the endurance contest put them into an insurmountable lead. Australia and Italy tied for the best performance in jumping, which brought Australia a bronze medal and moved Italy into fourth, but the US was third in jumping to secure the gold. West Germany stayed slightly ahead of Australia to win the silver. This was the first American victory in team eventing but they would win again at Los Angeles in 1984.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 United States USA Gold -441.00
2 West Germany FRG Silver -584.60
3 Australia AUS Bronze -599.54
4 Italy ITA -682.24
5 Soviet Union URS -721.55
6 Canada CAN -808.81
AC Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Argentina ARG DNF
AC France FRA DNF
AC Mexico MEX DNF
AC Ireland IRL DNF
AC Japan JPN DNF