- 17 nations (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Yugoslavia). Germany, still undesired after the debacle of World War I, was not invited, and Hungary chose not to be represented.
- Five countries (France, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia) sent full teams in all three disciplines.
- There were 126 horses stabled.
- 111 entries (43 in Jumping; 24 in Dressage; 44 in Eventing).
- The total income from the equestrian ticket sales was FF 96,365.
- 75kg (165lb) was the minimum weight required for all competitions except for Dressage, which was free.
- Harness: bits were free except for Dressage, where a plain snaffle and split bit were obligatory.
- Medals: each rider who participated in the team competitions had a right to the medal won by the team.
Jumping (43 riders from 11 nations)
Dressage (24 riders from 9 nations)
Eventing (44 riders from 13 countries)
The course measured 1,060m, the obstacles were up to 1.40m – speed 400m/min. Thirty-four (34) riders finished the competition, but 17 had time faults (1/4 point per second). It was a difficult course, with many oxers and a lot of sand on the ground. With the exception of Czechoslovakia, all countries had four riders.
The individual winner was Swiss militia officer, Lt. Alphonse Gemuseus on the eight-year old Irish-bred mare Lucette, who had been bought for £48 as an army remount horse in 1922. Switzerland won team silver, behind Sweden. Portugal took team bronze with two army riders and two civilians.
A 56-year old retired Swedish General, Ernst von Linder, riding in a red coat, won the Grand Prix de Dressage on the Trakehner Piccolomini, less than a point ahead of his countryman Bertil Sandstrom on Sabel, the combination who had taken silver four years previously. In third place came Capt. Xavier Lesage of France on Plumarol, who took Olympic gold eight years later in Los Angeles.
The time allowed of 10.5 minutes was too short. This meant big point deductions for the first riders while those going later raced through the test, cutting corners.
The arena of 60 x 20 m was in the centre of the huge Stade de Colombes, at least 60 meters away from the public. The five judges sat, with their assistants, on a long table together on a short side.
Of the 44 starters, 32 finished the competition. Eight were eliminated on endurance day, three did not compete in the jumping, and one was eliminated there.
The format introduced in 1924 would go on to be used for many decades to come:
A: 7km Road and Tracks in the Bois de Boulogne 240m/min = 29min. 10 sec.
B: 4km Steeplechase on the racetrack of Auteuil 550m/min = 7min. 2 sec.
C: 15km Roads and Tracks in the Bois de Boulogne 240m/min = 1h. 2min. 30 sec.
D: 8km Cross country in the Bois de Meudon 450m/min = 17min. 46sec / 36 obstacles up to 1.15m high, 3.50m wide
E: 2km free gallop in Villacoublay 333m/min = 6min
Total: 36km in 2h 2min.
The Dutch Eventing riders began in Paris their dominance which was to last 10 years. Sweden, the winners in 1912 and 1920, took silver, and Italy came in third.