When Olympic jumps were HUGE

At the '68 Olympics the fences were 7'3"

At the 1968 summer Olympics in Mexico, the tallest fences were 7’3″. That was back in the “old days” before the maximum heights were lowered. This year featured the largest jumps in any Olympic competition. Imagine then, riding a 14.1″ Connemara-TB cross around that course. Marion Coakes, riding her super pony Stroller, did just that, […]

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The Loss of a Legend

Before there was George Morris to dictate excellence in equitation, there was William “Bill” Steinkraus. For many of us, he epitomized horsemanship — his perfect equitation and unflappable demeanor was synonymous with success. In addition to being the first American to win an individual Olympic Gold in an equestrian sport, he also won team silver […]

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