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Equestrianism at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Dressage, Individual

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Military Stadium (?-Present), Aldershot Military Town
Date Started: August 9, 1948
Date Finished: August 10, 1948
Format: Placement by point scores.

Gold: SUI Hans Moser
Silver: FRA André Jousseaumé
Bronze: SWE Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.


Because of the difficulties in training dressage horses during the war years, the FEI reduced the length of the program to 13 minutes and did not ask for passage and piaffe. The number of judges was also reduced from five to three. Riding [Hummer], Captain [Hans Moser] of Switzerland won this gold medal by a comfortable margin. Moser had competed at Berlin in 1936 in both dressage and the three-day event. He led France's Colonel [André Jousseaumé], riding [Harpagon], by 12.5 points in London. Jousseaumé would compete in five Olympics, from 1932-56, always in dressage, although he also competed in three-day in London, and he would win five Olympic medals in his career, with two golds in team dressage in 1932 and 1948. The bronze medal went to Swedish Captain [Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.] aboard [Trumf], who also competed at the Olympics from 1932-56, although he missed Berlin. Boltenstern won four Olympic medals, and golds in team dressage in 1952-56. His father had competed in dressage at the Olympics in 1912 and 1920.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Horse Medal PTS
1 Hans Moser 47 Switzerland SUI Hummer Gold 492.5
2 André Jousseaumé 53 France FRA Harpagon Silver 480.0
3 Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr. 44 Sweden SWE Trumf Bronze 477.5
4 Bob Borg 35 United States USA Klingsor 473.5
5 Henri Saint Cyr 46 Sweden SWE Djinn 444.5
6 Jean Saint-Fort Paillard 34 France FRA Sous les Ceps 439.5
7 Alois Podhajsky 50 Austria AUT Teja 437.5
8 Earl Thomson 47 United States USA Pancraft 421.0
9 Fernando Paes 41 Portugal POR Matamas 411.0
10 Francisco Valadas Júnior 42 Portugal POR Feitico 405.0
11 Justo Iturralde 42 Argentina ARG Pajarito 397.0
12 Luís Silva 46 Portugal POR Fascinante 366.0
13 Frank Henry 38 United States USA Reno Overdo 361.5
14 Carlos Kirkpatrick 40 Spain ESP Yanta 353.0
15 Maurice Buret 39 France FRA Saint Ouen 349.5
16 Humberto Terzano Argentina ARG Bienvenido 327.0
17 Oscar Goulú Argentina ARG Grillo 281.5
18 Gabriel Gracida 48 Mexico MEX Kamcia 248.5
AC Gehnäll Persson 37 Sweden SWE Knaust [444.0] DQ