Happy Birthday to Alwin Schockemöhle – 75 years today! Alwin Schockemöhle (born May 29, 1937 in Meppen, Hanover) is one of the greatest in the history of show jumping. At the age of 23 years he won his first Olympic gold medal in Rome 1960 with the German show jumping team, followed in Mexico 1968 [...]
History of the classic Derby in Hamburg. The course, the fences, legendary riders and horses in vintage video clips.
Happy Birthday to Jana Wannius, celebrating 70 years today! Jan Olof “Jana” Wannius, who is now Director of the Falsterbo Horse Show CSIO, has a long career behind him as a successful international show jumping rider, trainer and coach. He participated at three European Championships; on Shalimar in Rotterdam 1967 and in Hickstead 1969 (individual [...]
Alfons Lütke-Westhues (17 May 1930 in Westbevern – 8 March 2004 in Warendorf), Olympic gold medal winner on Ala with the German team, together with Fritz Thiedemann and Hans Günter Winkler), at the 1956 Olympics in Stockholm.
Spanish rider Francisco Goyoaga (* May 16 1920 in Madrid; † May 25 1980), nicknamed Paco, was one of the greatest international stars of the 1950′s. Goyoaga became the first individual show jumping World Champion when he won the title in Paris 1953 on Quorum. He won two more individual World Championships medals; bronze in [...]