This amazon from Belgium, Françoise Vanderhaegen, competed in the late 1950′s. Her very elegant style makes one think of Nelson Pessoa or the best american riders. Maybe she had an american trainer? I really don’t know anything more about her. In this beautiful photo from 1959 she rides Schlingel in Aachen.
Happy Birthday to dear old Harvey Smith! Today already 72 years old! This year the British Showjumping announced Harvey Smith, together with David Broome, as International Ambassador for British Showjumping with this motivation: “Both David and Harvey, as a result of the incredible success and contribution they made to the sport are still household names [...]
Happy Birthday to Gerry Mullins! 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 [...]
Happy Birthday wishes to Conrad Homfeld!
I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my nostalgic show jumping friends! / Jörgen
Happy Birthday to Bernie Traurig! Bernie Traurig has represented the US Equestrian Show Jumping Team several times including the 1982 World Championships in Dublin. He has competed in eight World Cup Finals finishing fifth in Del Mar, California in 1992 as the highest placing American rider, and eighth in Dortmund in 1990. He was the [...]
Video with Thomas Fuchs on Dollar Girl in first round of the team competition at the World Championships in Stockholm 1990: Thomas Fuchs, extremely talented and stylish Swiss rider, is brother of equally succesful Markus Fuchs. His best known horse was Dollar Girl (later with Nick Skelton). Thomas Fuchs took a team silver medal on [...]
Happy Birthday to Jan Kowalczyk, 69 years today! Jan Kowalczyk (* December 18, 1941 in Drogomyśl, Polen) is 17 times Polish show jumping champion and Olympic champion from 1980. Kowalczyk participated in the three Olympic Games; Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972 and Moscow 1980. At Olympics in Moscow, where the equestrian games were boycotted by [...]
Today, December 16th, we wish Nelson Pessoa a Happy Birthday! Nelson Pessoa (* December 16, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro), nicknamed Neco, was among the first Brazilian civilians to do well in the sport, as the military had dominated it in the Brazil of that era. He moved to Europe in 1961 and became a [...]
Funny dressage clinic with former show jumping champions Thomas and Markus Fuchs. Markus as the clown/instructor and his brother Thomas as the pupil. From CSI5* in Geneva last week.