History of the classic Derby in Hamburg. The course, the fences, legendary riders and horses in vintage video clips.
Happy Birthday to Hans Günter Winkler, 85 years old today!
In the 1950′s and 1960′s Winkler was one of Germany’s most popular athletes. He is the only show jumper to win 5 Olympic gold medals and 7 total Olympic medals, and the only equestrian in any discipline to compete and win medals in 6 different Olympic Games.
Hans Günter Winkler on Halla winning the Individual Olympic Gold in Stockholm 1956. The legendary second round where Winkler rides in terrible pain after having pulled a groin muscle in the first round.
Hans Günter Winkler on his legendary mare Halla in the Hamburg Derby in 1959.