In the memory of Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola who passed away last summer. He would have completed his 93th birthday today. We remember him as a icon of perfection and elegance, not to mention his two Olympic gold medals!
Unique video with the legendary Pierre Jonqueres d’Oriola after his second Olympic Gold in 1964. At home showing his two Olympic Gold Medals won in the 1964 Tokyo and 1952 Helsinki Olympic games. His horse, Lutteur B, being groomed in the stables near Perpignan where d’Oriola lives. Various shots of d’Oriola on his horse out on a morning gallop. Slow motion shots of d’Oriola jumping in a practise ring.
Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola, one of the greatest show jumping legends, died at the age of 91 years in his home in Corneilla-del-Vercol (Pyrénées-Orientales). d’Oriola won more than 300 international victories, participated at five Olympic games winning the individual gold in Helsinki 1952 and in Tokyo 1964. With his perfect and elegant riding style he was a model for generations of riders.
Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola, a great master of style, twice won Olympic gold medals in the individual jumping competition, in Helsinki in 1952, on Ali Baba, and in Tokyo in 1964, on Lutteur B.
Happy Birthday to Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola, 91 years today!