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Big fences at the Olympics 1968 – video

The courses at the Olympics in Mexico City 1968 were among the biggest ever built. Especially the second round of the Individual competition were terrifying. Check out this enormous oxer measuring 1.80 x 2.20 m, here reconstructed by US rider and coach Bernie Traurig. Only two horses cleared this fence.

Bernie Traurig and an oxer 1.80 high and 2.20 wide!

Bernie Traurig and an oxer 1.80 high and 2.20 wide!

And here you can watch gold medal winner Bill Steinkraus jumping the course:

Birthday: Bernie Traurig

Happy Birthday to Bernie Traurig!
Bernie Traurig on Corsair

Bernie Traurig on Corsair

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 winner of the US League, qualifying in the top spot for the World Cup Finals four times. Traurig is the winner of over 60 show jumping Grand Prix’s. Among his best horses were Corsair, Maybe Forever, The Cardinal, Jet Run, Eastern Sunrise and Edenvale.

He has been producing champions for more than 40 years. He has trained Olympic equestrian teams, championship horses, and reached the top in all three of the traditional olympic equestrian disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing!

Bernie Traurig is now a famous trainer and coach. He runs the Equestrian Coach center.