Date: 10th October – 24th October 1964
The 18th Olympic Games, held in Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, were the first to be held in Asia. These only the second Olympics – after Los Angeles in 1932 – for which most horses had to travel across the world. Unlike 1932, when only six nations had been represented, 116 riders from 20 countries competed in Tokyo. There was no economic crisis as there had been in the 30s and there was now air transport.