Kevin Bacon – a legendary Australian
Kevin Bacon (* March 20, 1932 in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia) is a true horseman and showman. This immensely popular Australian rider toured the European show jumping circuit for decades. He competed in three Olympic Games; Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968 and Montreal 1976.
His was famous for his peculiar style in the saddle, hanging high in the air above the horse over the obstacles. You could see the sky between him and the horse. His best known horse was the little Chichester, to whom he was very close. This couple was almost unbeatable in speed competitions. Chichester also jumped at the highest level, like the incredibly demanding courses at the Olympics in Mexico 1968.
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