In 1900 came the equestrian to the Olympics, and the very first part was the show-jumping contest. Between 1924 and 1968 counted the teams 3 members and counted all the results for the final result. What meant that many teams not stood in the rankings and that there no medals were in 1932. In 1948 were only 4 teams of the 14 participating teams in the rankings. Since 1972 count each team 4 members, whereby the 3 best results count.
The most successful team was the Swedish one which in 1952 the gold medal won. The team consist of St.Cyr, Persson and Gustav-Adolf Boltenstern jr., unique in the equestrian because they won three times in succession gold without changing the composition of the team.
The military is a make up contest which takes 4 days: 2 days dressage, 1 day show-jumping contest and 1 day cross-country.
In 1920 was the program a bit changed, there were 2 times cross-country (50km and 20km) and the show-jumping contest. In 1936 was the cross-country too heavy, so just 4 teams of the 14 finished.
A broken arm + bronze
Captain Richard Fanshawe (Great Britain) finished as at one after latest with 8754,2 penalty points because he had to run after his horse after he was fall off his horse and the horse ran away. His arm was broken, but because he drove out the race his team got the bronze medal.