Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Participants: 157 (110 men and 47 women) from 30 countries
Youngest Participant: Geremia Toia (18 years, 192 days)
Oldest Participant: Margaret McIver (51 years, 2 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): United States (5 medals)
Unlike in 1980, when the American-led boycott devastated the Olympic equestrian competition, the 1984 Soviet-led retributive boycott had no effect on the Los Angeles equestrian events, as virtually all the top riders came from Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, or North America. The 1984 equestrianism was held mostly at Santa Anita Park, a thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California that first opened in 1934, although the eventing endurance phase was held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The riders and horses contested the standard Olympic equestrian program of six events – individual and team events in dressage, eventing, and show jumping. The United States won the most medals, with five, and the most gold medals, with three. West Germany (FRG) won four medals and two events, while Great Britain and Switzerland each won three medals, but no golds. In all seven nations won equestrian medals at the Los Angeles Olympics.