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.
Watch this exciting jump-off of the Grand Prix at London Olympia in 1980. With Caroline Bradley on Tigre, Derek Ricketts on Coldstream, Pete Robeson on Grebe, Malcolm Pyrah on Anglezarke, Johan Heins on Larramy, Paul Darragh on Young Diamond and Thomas Frühmann on Donau. Enjoy!
Harvey Smith on O’Malley, Pete Robeson on Firecrest, George Hobbs on Brandy Soda and Alan Oliver on Galway Bay at the Ascot Jumping Show in 1964, qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.
Here’s the British team that took the bronze medal at the Olympics in Stockholm 1956. Wilf White on Nizefela, Pat Smythe on Flanagan and Pete Robeson on Scorchin.