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Equestrianism at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Merksem; Hoogboom Country Club, Kapellen; Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: September 6, 1920
Date Finished: September 10, 1920
Format: Two cross-country phases, one of 50 km. and one of 20 km. following by jumping.

Gold: SWE Helmer, Count Mörner
Silver: SWE Ã…ge Lundström
Bronze: ITA Ettore Caffaratti


The three-day event was contested as two days of cross-country and one day of jumping. No dressage was held in the three-day. The first day was a 50 kilometre ride, of which 5 kilometres were cross-country with 20 obstacles. The second day was a 20 kilometre cross-country ride, to be covered in one hours time, followed by a 4,000 metre steeplechase. The final day was devoted to jumping. Since 1924, the three-day event has always consisted of a day each of cross-country, dressage, and jumping. This section was held in a pouring rain, and the course was thought by many to be 3 km too long. The 1920 format, however, was also used at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games in Paris. That competition had been won by the French rider, Major Joseph de Soras, who, for some reason, was not entered at Antwerp. The 6th-place finisher at Antwerp, [Harry Chamberlin] (USA), had finished second at the Inter-Allied Games after leading through the first two days.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal PTS
1 Helmer, Count Mörner 24 Sweden SWE Germania Gold 1,775.00
2 Åge Lundström 29 Sweden SWE Yrsa Silver 1,738.75
3 Ettore Caffaratti 33 Italy ITA Caniche Bronze 1,733.75
4 Roger Moeremans d'Emaüs 29 Belgium BEL Sweet Girl 1,652.50
5 Garibaldi Spighi 28 Italy ITA Otello 1,647.50
6 Harry Chamberlin 32 United States USA Nigra 1,568.75
7 William West 32 United States USA Black Boy 1,558.75
8 Georg von Braun 34 Sweden SWE Diana 1,543.75
9 Knut Gysler 32 Norway NOR Emden 1,537.50
10 Oswald Lints 26 Belgium BEL Martha 1,515.00
11 Eugen Johansen 28 Norway NOR Nökken 1,428.75
12 Jules Bonvalet 31 Belgium BEL Weppelghem 1,393.00
13 Édouard Saint-Poulof 43 France FRA Josette 1,387.50
14 Giulio Cacciandra 35 Italy ITA Facetto 1,353.75
15 Camille de Sartiges 31 France FRA Jehova 1,352.50
16 John Barry 40 United States USA Raven 1,350.00
17T Oskar Wilkman-Vilkama 40 Finland FIN Meno 1,282.50
17T Jacques Misonne 27 Belgium BEL Gaucho 1,282.50
19 Carlo Asinari Di San Marzano 35 Italy ITA Savari 1,245.00
20 Idzard, Baron Sirtema van Grovestins 27 Netherlands NED Good Shot 1,035.00
AC Joseph de Vrégille 42 France FRA Grand Manitou DNF
AC Bjørn Bjørnseth 31 Norway NOR Lydia DNF
AC Gustaf Dyrsch 29 Sweden SWE Salamis DNF
AC Sloan Doak 34 United States USA Deceive DNF
AC André Vidart France FRA Maxime DNF