Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Trade Union's Equestrian Complex, Bitsevsky Park, Moskva
Date Started: July 31, 1980
Date Finished: July 31, 1980
Format: Three rider teams, all three scores to count. Team/individual competitions held concurrently.
Only four teams were entered, and the event was basically a junior varsity competition. The Soviets won the gold medal, followed by Bulgaria and Romania, with Poland in fourth. This is the only equestrian medal ever won by Bulgaria at the Olympics, while Romania did win a silver medal in 1936 in individual jumping. At the Goodwood Dressage Festival, held concurrently with the Olympics, West Germany, the pre-eminent nation in this discipline, won the gold medal, followed by Switzerland and Denmark.