Happy Birthday to Hendrik Snoek, 63 years today!
Happy Birthday to Hauke Schmidt, 73 years today!
Ann Moore (* August 20, 1950 in Birmingham, England) won a silver medal in the individual show jumping at the 1972 Munich Olympics on her horse Psalm. Ann Moore is the last British rider to win an individual medal at the Olympic show jumping event since 1972.
Westfalenhalle Dortmund 1964: Jump-off in Championat von Dortmund with Janou Lefèbvre, Nelson Pessoa on Espartaco and the winner Kurt Jarasinski on Torro. The Puissance with Peter Schmitz on Amsella and Alwin Schockemöhle on Ferdl jumping the wall on 2.10 meters, and attempting the German record on 2,26 meters.
The British Jumping Derby in Hickstead 1963:
Pat Smythe – Scorchin
Ute Richter – Scholli
David Broome – Ballan Silver Knight
David Barker – Mr Softee
Ted Edgar (with a broken arm!!) – Jacapo
Anneli Drummond Hay – Merely a Monarch
Pat Pharazyn – Sugar Daddy
Nelson Pessoa – Gran Geste (winners of the class)
Happy birthday wishes to Paul Schockemöhle on his 66th birthday!
Here’s the British team that took the bronze medal at the Olympics in Stockholm 1956. Wilf White on Nizefela, Pat Smythe on Flanagan and Pete Robeson on Scorchin.
Alwin Schockemöhle on Donald Rex during the Olympics in Mexico City 1968. The groom (!) is his younger brother Paul Schockemöhle. It was the event in Mexico that inspired the then 23 years old Paul to really try to become a top rider himself. And when Paul wants something he gives everything, without compromises, and in the end always gets it!
The Irish equestrian legend Iris Kellett passed away. She died yesterday, Friday 11th of April 2011. Iris Kellett had enormous influence upon the success of Irish equestrian sport during the last 50 years. May she rest in peace.
Iris Kellett from Ireland has been in show jumping since the years following the Second World War. She broke into the then male dominated world of show jumping. At the age of 22, in 1948, she won the Dublin Grand Prix. The following year she won the Princess Elizabeth Cup at the White City, London, on Rusty. As a woman at that time she was still disqualified from competition in the Nations Cup. The crowning moment of her career came in 1969 when she, on Morning Light, won the European Championship for Ladies in Dublin in front of Anneli Drummond-Hay on Merely-a-Monarch and Alison Westwood on The Maverick. As a trainer she has manifested herself through her pupils Eddie Macken and Paul Darragh.