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Equestrianism at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Three-Day Event, Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): , Villacoublay; Auteuil Hippodrome, Paris; Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 21, 1924
Date Finished: July 26, 1924
Format: Dressage, cross-country, and jumping.

Gold: NED Adolf van der Voort van Zijp
Silver: DEN Frode Kirkebjerg
Bronze: USA Sloan Doak


The Three-Day event, in 1924 also known as the Championnat Équestre (Equestrian Championship), was won by Dutch lieutenant [Adolf van der Voort van Zijp]. He commenced his ride to the gold with second place in the dressage, which was conducted in a near-empty Stade de Colombes.

The most important part of the competition was the cross-country, which accounted for 70% of the points. The endurance course consisted of the following sections\: 7 km road and tracks in the Bois de Boulogne at 240 m/min; 4 km steeplechase on the racetrack of Auteuil at 550 m/min; 15 km roads and tracks in the Bois de Boulogne at 240 m/min; 8 km cross-country in the Bois de Meudon at 450 m/min, with 36 obstacles up to 1.15m high, 3.50m wide; and 2 km free gallop in Villacoublay at 333 m/min. It turned out to be somewhat of a chaos. Van der Voort van Zijp fell back to 27th position, but the Dutch team protested after it appeared his times had been inadvertently swapped with another rider. The corrected results put him in second place, and first overall. The accuracy of the timing equipment was also generally doubted, with only two of 45 participants finishing within the time limit. The Swedish rider [Lewenhaupt] stumbled over an oxer, and his horse Cauter had to be put down.

Van der Voort van Zijp's first place was not endangered in the jumping competition, as he cleared all obstacles for maximum points. His gold medal was the first equestrian medal at the Olympic Games for the Netherlands. Van der Voort van Zijp was later climbed to the rank of Cavalry Inspector. He fought at the Grebbeberg stronghold during the German invasion in 1940, and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal PTS
1 Adolf van der Voort van Zijp 31 Netherlands NED Silver Piece Gold 1,976.0
2 Frode Kirkebjerg 35 Denmark DEN Meteor Silver 1,853.5
3 Sloan Doak 38 United States USA Pathfinder Bronze 1,845.5
4 Charles Pahud de Mortanges 27 Netherlands NED Johnny Walker 1,828.0
5 Claës König 39 Sweden SWE Bojan 1,730.0
6T Edward de Fonblanque 28 Great Britain GBR Copper 1,728.5
6T Baudouin de Brabandère 30 Belgium BEL Modestie 1,728.5
8 Frank Carr 30 United States USA Proctor 1,727.0
9 Torsten Sylvan 29 Sweden SWE Anita 1,678.0
10 Karol von Rómmel 35 Poland POL Krechowiak 1,648.5
11 Alberto Lombardi 30 Italy ITA Pimplo 1,572.0
12 Alessandro Alvisi 37 Italy ITA Capiligio 1,536.0
13 Gerard de Kruijff 34 Netherlands NED Addio 1,493.5
14 Hans Bühler 31 Switzerland SUI Mikosch 1,477.5
15 Charley Stoffel 31 Switzerland SUI Kreuzritter 1,466.0
16 Jules Bonvalet 35 Belgium BEL Weppelghem 1,428.0
17 Emanuele, Count Di Pralormo 36 Italy ITA Mount Félix 1,404.5
18 Werner Fehr Switzerland SUI Prahlhans 1,395.0
19 Keith Hervey 25 Great Britain GBR Copper Top 1,354.0
20 Gustaf Hagelin 26 Sweden SWE Varius 1,335.5
21 Joseph Fallon 26 Belgium BEL Le Divorce 1,077.0
22 Alec Tod 26 Great Britain GBR Topsy 982.0
23 Kazimierz Szosland 33 Poland POL Hélusia 964.5
24 Kazimierz de Rostwo-Suski 32 Poland POL Général 958.5
25 Antonius Colenbrander 35 Netherlands NED King of Hearts 952.5
26 Tadeusz Komorowski 28 Poland POL Amon 929.0
27 Léon Nossent 27 Belgium BEL Pirouette 924.0
28 René de Ribaupierre 35 Switzerland SUI Adel 904.5
29 Philip Bowden-Smith 33 Great Britain GBR Gipsy 878.0
30 Michel Artola 42 France FRA Almas 737.0
31 Vladimir Stoychev 32 Bulgaria BUL Vuycho 533.5
32 Josef Charous 29 Czechoslovakia TCH Editor 359.5
AC Lars Ehrnrooth 26 Finland FIN Salomé DNF
AC Krum Lekarski 25 Bulgaria BUL Voivoda DNF
AC Léon Rigon France FRA Spahis DNF
AC John Barry 44 United States USA Miss America DNF
AC František Statečný 23 Czechoslovakia TCH Exterieur DNF
AC Camille de Sartiges 35 France FRA Psyché DNF
AC Matěj Pechman 30 Czechoslovakia TCH Coire DNF
AC Bedřich John Czechoslovakia TCH Arabe DNF
AC Jean le Vavasseur France FRA Kurde DNF
AC Tommaso Lequio di Assaba 30 Italy ITA Torena DNF
AC Vernon Padgett 30 United States USA Brown Boy DNF
AC Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt 40 Sweden SWE Canter DNF