Happy Birthday to David Broome, 72 years today!
Happy Birthday to Pete Robeson, 82 years today!
In this vintage video clip we see Pete Robeson winning the King George V Gold Cup at the Royal International Horse Show at White City in London 1967.
Pete Robeson was a member of the British show jumping team for many years. In Stockholm 1956 he won his first Olympic medal, bronze on Scorchin in the team competition. Eight years later he won individual bronze on Firecrest at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. He did his last Olympics in Montreal 1976, where he was 7th with the team and 14th individual on Law Court.
David Broome on Mr Softee at the Olympics in Mexico City 1968 over an oxer that seems incredibly wide.
The British Jumping Derby in Hickstead 1963:
Pat Smythe – Scorchin
Ute Richter – Scholli
David Broome – Ballan Silver Knight
David Barker – Mr Softee
Ted Edgar (with a broken arm!!) – Jacapo
Anneli Drummond Hay – Merely a Monarch
Pat Pharazyn – Sugar Daddy
Nelson Pessoa – Gran Geste (winners of the class)