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Equestrian High Jump

The high jump for horses was included in the Olympic program only once, in 1900. There were 18 competitors. There was a tie for first place, the winning horses were both able to clear six foot. Horse jumping originated in the 18th century when English Lords were forced to erect fences on their land.

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1900 Equestrian High Jump Results

=1 Dominique Gardères (France) on the horse Canéla, clearing 1.85m (6-0 ¾)
=1 Giovanni Giorgio Trissino (Italy) on the horse Oreste clearing 1.85m (6-0 ¾)
3 Georges van der Poële (Belgium) on the horse Ludlow clearing 1.70m (5-6 ¾)

The equal winner Giovanni Trissino on Oreste was also second in the Long Jump competition.

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