Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Royal Polo Club, Barcelona
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
Format: Four rider teams. Top three scores count towards team total.
Germany won. Easily. ‘Nuff said. Germany, or West Germany, won this event in 1964, 1968, 1976, and from 1984-2008. In 1992 German dressage riders swept the medals in the individual event, so their team victory was won by almost 500 points. Actually Germany had the top four riders individually, but only their top three could advance to the final round, so their non-scoring rider, [Monica Theodorescu], actually had a higher score than any other rider in the team event. The Netherlands won the silver medal, their first ever medal in this event, but they would win silver again in 1996, 2000, and 2008, and a bronze medal in 2012. The United States won the bronze medal, as they had in 1932 and 1976, and this started a streak of four straight Olympics (1992-2004) with the US winning bronze in team dressage.