Harvey Smith in Rotterdam 1975

Harvey Smith on Harves at CHIO Rotterdam 1975.

Harvey Smith on Harves - Rotterdam 1975

Harvey Smith on Harves – Rotterdam 1975

Hermann Schridde (1937 – 1985)

Hermann Schridde (1937 – 1985).

Hermann Schridde

Hermann Schridde

Hartwig Steenken on Erle in 1975

Hartwig Steenken on Erle in the European Championships in Munich 1975.

Hartwig Steenken - Erle in Munich 1975

Hartwig Steenken – Erle in Munich 1975

David Broome on Philco

David Broome on Philco in Donaueschingen.

David Broome on Philco in Donaueschingen.

David Broome on Philco in Donaueschingen.

R.I.P. Hubert Bourdy (1957-2014)

The great French rider Hubert Bourdy died, only 57 years. He was born in Troyes  on 5 March 1957. Bourdy entered the French team in in 1987. In 1988 he won a team bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 on his fantastic chestnut Morgat. At the World Championships in Stockholm 1990 he won the gold with the team and the bronze medal in the individual competition, also on Morgat. In Barcellona 1992 he won a team bronze medal, this time on Razzia du Poncel. And yet another bronze with the French team at the European Championships in Gijon 1993.

Hubert Bourdy - Morgat - VM  Stockholm 1990

Hubert Bourdy on Morgat – Stockholm 1990

Alwin Schockemöhle in Amsterdam 1968

Alwin Schockemöhle in Amsterdam 1968.

Alwin Schockemöhle - Amsterdam 1968

Alwin Schockemöhle – Amsterdam 1968

Lutz Gössing in Hamburg

Lutz Gössing, born 18 May 1938 in Dortmund, was internationally successful in both show jumping and eventing. He won an Olympic bronze medal with the German team in the eventing in Munich 1972.

Lutz Gössing in the Hamburg Derby

Lutz Gössing (GER) in the Hamburg Derby

James Kernan on Condy in Rotterdam 1977

James Kernan from Ireland on Condy, Rotterdam 1977.

James Kernan (IRE) - Condy in Rotterdam 1977

James Kernan (IRE) – Condy in Rotterdam 1977

Spring Derby in Hamburg – video

Some video clips from the glorious history of the Spring Derby in Hamburg.

Piero d’Inzeo on His Excellency in Hamburg 1959

Piero d’Inzeo on His Excellency in Hamburg 1959.

Piero d'Inzeo on His Excellency - Hamburg 1959

Piero d’Inzeo on His Excellency – Hamburg 1959