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Equestrianism at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Equestrianism at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Equestrian Centre, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 9, 2016
Format: Four rider teams. Best three scores in each round to count for the team total. Team/individual events held concurrently except for a final individual jumping round.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: AUS Australia


Germany has consistently proved themselves to be the strongest team in the world since London 2012 and had won both European titles available in the period as well as the World title in 2014.

If the Germans were to be challenged it seemed France and Great Britain might be the teams to push closest to the favourites.

As expected the Germans led after the dressage phase but their lead was surprisingly small and only five penalties covered the first four countries.

Great Britain were eliminated from contention by a poor cross-country phase and it was the antipodean pairing of Australia and New Zealand that led France and Germany after the third day of competition. Crucially the French were the only one of the quartet not to have a rider eliminated before they reached the show jumping section. The title hopes of the depleted Australia and New Zealand teams were each ended by one round that they could not discard. In contrast, Germany’s jumping was exemplary and they came within a single fallen rail of closing the gap on France. France’s victory was only the second in their history following their win in 2004.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsDressageCross-CountryJumping2nd Phase Summary

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PP
1 France FRA Gold 169.0
2 Germany GER Silver 172.8
3 Australia AUS Bronze 175.3
4 New Zealand NZL 178.8
5 Great Britain GBR 252.1
6 Netherlands NED 252.6
7 Brazil BRA 280.9
8 Ireland IRL 286.4
9 Italy ITA 330.0
10 Canada CAN 339.1
11 Sweden SWE 364.5
12 United States USA 1106.7
13 Russia RUS 3000.0