Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Trade Union's Equestrian Complex, Bitsevsky Park, Moskva
Date Started: July 29, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 1980
Format: Two rounds. Four rider teams. Best three scores in each round determined team total. Separate competition.
Only six teams were entered, none of them among the best in the world in show jumping. Four-person teams rode two rounds with the best three scores in each round to count towards the team score. The Soviet Union had the best score in both rounds to win the gold medal easily, with Poland taking silver and Mexico the bronze. One interesting note is that with five of the six nations coming from the Soviet Bloc, only one woman competed in this event, Romanian [Dania Popescu]. At the Rotterdam Show Jumping Festival, held for nations not competing in Moskva, 13 teams competed, as Canada won the title, followed by Great Britain and Austria.