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Karsten Huck on Nepomuk – Seoul 1988

Karsten Huck on Nepomuk winning the individual bronze medal at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

Karsten Huck (GER) - Nepomuk. Olympic bronze Seoul 1988.

Karsten Huck (GER) – Nepomuk. Olympic bronze Seoul 1988.

Michel Robert retires after 44 years

Michel Robert decided to retire. The 65 years old French master thereby ends a 44 years long career in international equestrian sports. Admire his impeccable style in this video from Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

Olympics Montreal 1976 – video

France winning gold in  Montreal 1976 Olympic Team Competition
In this video:
Debbie Johnsey (GBR) – Moxy
Michel Roche (FRA) – Un Espoir
Fernando Hernandez (MEX) – Fascination
Hans Günter Winkler (GER) – Torphy
Rowland Fernyhough (GBR) – Bouncer
Marcel Rozier (FRA) – Bayard de Maupas
Jim Elder (CAN) – Raffles II
Frank Chapot (USA) – Viscount
Francois Mathy (BEL) – Gai Luron
Alwin Schockemöhle (GER) – Warwick Rex
1. France
2. West Germany
3. Belgium

Olympics Barcelona 1992 – Individual final – videos

Individual results:
1. Ludger Beerbaum GER-Classic Touch 0+0 = 0
2. Piet Raymakers HOL-Ratina Z 0+0,25 = 0,25
3. Norman Dello Joio USA-Irish 0+4,75 = 4,75
4. Hervé Godignon FRA-Quidam de Revel 1+5,25 = 6,25
5. Jan Tops HOL-Top Gun 4+4,25 = 8,25
6. Maria Gretzer SWE-Marcoville 4,75+5,50 = 10,25
7. Ludo Philippaerts BEL-Darco 4+8,25 = 12,25
8. Merethe Jensen DAN-Maxime 4+8,75 = 12,75
9. Rodrigo Pessoa BRA-Special Envoy 4+12 = 16
10. Michael Matz USA-Heisman 4+12,25 = 16,25

History of the Springderby in Hamburg with Winkler and Pessoa – video

History of the classic Derby in Hamburg. The course, the fences, legendary riders and horses in vintage video clips.

Jump-off Horse of the Year Show 1981 – video

Here’s a fantastic jump-off from Horse of the Year Show in London 1981 with the fresh Junior European Champion Lesley McNaught, the youngsters John Whitaker and Nick Skelton, David Broome, Malcolm Pyrah, Sally Mapleson, Liz Edgar and Caroline Bradley!

Raimondo d’Inzeo – video 1956

Astonishing 10 min video from 1956 with Raimondo d’Inzeo including:

1) In Stadio dei Marmi Roma on The Quiet Man, Merano e Posillipo (only 5 years at the time)

2) Olympics in Stockholm on Merano (individual silver medal)

3) Aachen, the World Championships Final, on Merano, Meteor, Discutido and Fahnenkönig (individual gold medal)

With commentary by Raimondo himself.

Milton and others in Grand Prix London 1980’s – video

Jump-off in London Grand Prix 1980’s with Michael Whitaker, Thomas Frühmann, Paul Darragh, Jeff McVean, John Whitaker and Liz Edgar!

Birthday: Gerry Mullins

Happy Birthday to Gerry Mullins, 58 years today!

Here he is on Glendalough in the first individual round at the Olympics in Seoul 1988:

Gerry Mullins (* December 29 1953 in County Limerick, Irland) joined the the Army in 1971, and began riding at the Equitation School in 1973. By the time he had retired from international competition in 1997, Lt. Col. Mullins had represented Ireland on 50 Nations Cup teams and had racked up over 100 international wins. He represented Ireland in show jumping at two Olympic Games; in Los Angeles 1984 on Rockbarton and in Seoul1988 on Glendalough. He was fourth in the 1982 World Show Jumping Championships in Dublin on Rockbarton. He has also served as Chef d’Equipe to both the Irish Senior and Young Rider show jumping teams.

Hickstead Grand Prix 1986 – video

Here’s some videos from Hickstead in 1986 including Joe Turi on Vital, Eddie Macken on Flight, Michael Whitaker on Warren Point, Pierre Durand on Jappeloup and Patrice Delaveau on Laeken.