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VIDEO: Team Gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

The Tokyo Olympics is one month away! In honor of this milestone, the USEA has a special video to share from the USEA video archives. Watch the U.S. Eventing Olympic team take home double gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

VIDEO: Team Gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games

This is the only time in U.S. Eventing history where the U.S. earned both team gold and individual gold at an Olympic Games. Coached by the great Jack Le Goff, the gold medal team consisted of Tad Coffin on Bally Cor, Bruce Davidson on Irish Cap, J. Michael Plumb on Better and Better, and Mary Anne Tauskey on Marcus Aurelius. Tad Coffin on Bally Cor also earned the individual gold medal, and J. Michael Plumb on Better and Better earned the individual silver medal.

Total medal count from the Montreal Olympic Games: 3 medals (2 gold and 1 silver).

The video commentary was done by Michael Plumb, and the 13-minute video features clips from the following scenes:

  • First horse inspection for U.S. Eventing Team
  • Dressage of Tad Coffin
  • Cross-country of Bruce Davidson
  • Show jumping rounds of Mary Anne Tauskey and Tad Coffin
  • Individual awards and team awards (no commentary)

Video was shortened for formatting purposes.

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