(4 in total) but these all happened between 1912 and 1956, so 2016 marks 60 years since their last Olympic Eventing gold. And there is a very good chance they could reset the balance in Rio with Sara Algotsson Ostholt, silver medallist at London 2012.
The Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand all have three individual Eventing wins to their name. For the Netherlands, all three wins happened in a row in 1924, 1928 and 1932; Germany spread its wins over several decades from 1936 to 2012 whilst New Zealand was top of the individual Eventing podium in the eighties and nineties. Both Germany and New Zealand have some very strong contenders at Rio2016 – including former winners Michael Jung and Mark Todd, so these statistics are very likely to change once the Games come to an end.
Quite a few nations have two individual wins to their name, including: France, Australia, Italy, Great Britain and USA. Again, many strong contenders from these nations will be @Rio2016, so lots of room to move in this category.
Oddly enough, there are no nations that have won an individual Eventing gold medal just the once, which brings the tally of nations to have won over the past 100 years to just nine.