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Equestrianism at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Jumping, Individual

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California
Date Started: August 12, 1984
Date Finished: August 12, 1984
Format: Two rounds. Total score for both rounds determined placement.

Gold: USA Joe Fargis
Silver: USA Conrad Homfeld
Bronze: SUI Heidi Robbiani

Summary

The event was slightly different as the top 25 riders in round one, instead of 20, were advanced to the second round. The favorite was probably American Melanie Smith who, aboard [Calypso], had led the 1982 World Cup and was third in 1983 behind her countryman Norman Dello Joio and Austrian Hugo Simon. The US team for Los Angeles was so strong that Dello Joio was not even selected for it, as they opted instead for Joe Fargis and [Conrad Holmfeld], who were stablemates in Petersburg, Virginia.

Fargis led round one with a clean trip, tied with Britain’s Michael Whitaker, while Holmfeld and Smith were in a five-way tie for third with 4.00 faults. Holmfeld then posted a clean ride in round two for a total of 4.00 faults. Fargis rode cleanly in his second round, until the final barrier, on which his horse, [Touch of Class], knocked over the top rail. Fargis and Holmfeld thus tied with 4.00 faults and would have to jump-off. Fargis won the gold medal with another perfect round, leaving Holmfeld with silver.

Smith dropped back in round two and tied for seventh, but Whitaker had a disastrous ride, with 28.50 faults, and placed 24th. The bronze came down to a jump-off among Switzerland’s Heidi Robbiani and Bruno Candrian, Canada’s Mario Deslauriers. Robbiani secured third-place with a clean ride in the jump-off, as Deslauriers placed fourth with 4 faults, and Candrian had 8 faults.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal F JOF JOT
1 Joe Fargis 36 United States USA Touch of Class Gold 4.00 0.00 58.06
2 Conrad Homfeld 32 United States USA Abdullah Silver 4.00 8.00 51.03
3 Heidi Robbiani 33 Switzerland SUI Jessica V Bronze 8.00 0.00 53.39
4 Mario Deslauriers 19 Canada CAN Aramis 8.00 4.00 57.07
5 Bruno Candrian 37 Switzerland SUI Slygof 8.00 8.00 58.10
6 Luis Álvarez 37 Spain ESP Jexico de Parc 8.50
7T Frédéric Cottier 30 France FRA Flambeau C 12.00
7T Paul Schockemöhle 39 West Germany FRG Deister 12.00
7T Melanie Smith 34 United States USA Calypso 12.00
10 Luis Astolfi 25 Spain ESP Feinschnitt Z 13.75
11T Peter Luther 45 West Germany FRG Livius 16.00
11T Franke Sloothaak 26 West Germany FRG Farmer 16.00
13 Tim Grubb 30 Great Britain GBR Linky 17.25
14T John Whitaker 28 Great Britain GBR Ryan's Son 20.00
14T Gerardo Tazzer 32 Mexico MEX Magod 20.00
14T Ian Millar 37 Canada CAN Big Ben 20.00
14T Pierre Durand, Jr. 29 France FRA Jappeloup de Luze 20.00
18 Fernando Senderos 34 Mexico MEX Massacre 20.75
19 Hugh Graham 35 Canada CAN Elrond 21.00
20T Philippe Rozier 21 France FRA Jiva 24.00
20T Giorgio Nuti 30 Italy ITA Impedoumi 24.00
22T Bruno Scolari 23 Italy ITA Joyau d'Or 28.00
22T Hugo Simon 41 Austria AUT The Freak 28.00
24 Michael Whitaker 24 Great Britain GBR Overton Amanda 28.50
25 Herman Van Den Broeck 28 Belgium BEL Wellington 32.25
26 Jeff McVean 29 Australia AUS King Omega 36.75
AC r2/2 Shuichi Toki 20 Japan JPN The Shinto DNF
28 Gerry Mullins 30 Ireland IRL Rockbarton DNQ
29T Ove Hansen 27 Norway NOR Sancerre DNQ
29T Greg Eurell 24 Australia AUS Mr. Shrimpton DNQ
31 Jaime Azcárraga 24 Mexico MEX Royal Today DNQ
32 Jorge Carneiro 27 Brazil BRA Testarudo DNQ
33 Sérgio Caio 31 Brazil BRA Virtuoso DNQ
34 Yoshihiro Nakano 26 Japan JPN Colman DNQ
35 Alfredo Sone 18 Chile CHI Trumao DNQ
36T George Sanna 32 Australia AUS Kite DNQ
36T Graziano Mancinelli 47 Italy ITA Ideal de la Haye DNQ
38 Willi Melliger 31 Switzerland SUI Van Gogh DNQ
39 Peter Eriksson 24 Sweden SWE Imperator DNQ
40 Justo Albarracín 33 Argentina ARG Collon Cura de Tatu DNQ
41 Alberto Honrubia 19 Spain ESP Kaoua DNQ
42T Américo Simonetti 47 Chile CHI Amaranto DNQ
42T Ferdi Tyteca 29 Belgium BEL 't Soulaiky DNQ
44 Victor Contador 36 Chile CHI Tostao DNQ
45 Marcelo Blessman 23 Brazil BRA Alpes DNQ
46T Takashi Tomura 25 Japan JPN Purplex DNQ
46T Eduardo Zone 31 Argentina ARG Cardal DNQ
AC Martín Mallo 34 Argentina ARG Gonzo DNF
AC Axel Verlooy 20 Belgium BEL Vrijheid DNF
AC Oswaldo Méndez 27 Guatemala GUA Love Forever EL
AC John Cottle 34 New Zealand NZL Arturo EL