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Team Show Jumping | Oughton Limited

I had a dream last night that I was commissioned to create the showjumping jackets for the U.S. Olympic team. The traditional pink jackets worn by riders who represent our country in international competition are hard to improve upon. In my dream, I obsessed over what to do, eventually keeping […]

Now here's a jumping photo . . . Henrique Callado

Vida na Fazenda e Férias na Praia - Dicas e cuidados para Pets e Animais Rurais

Dicas e cuidados para Pets e Animais Rurais

Barbara Pease Camp. AHSA Medal Finals Champion of 1948 shown here at the 1951 Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

Barbara Pease Camp. AHSA Medal Finals Champion of 1948 shown here at the 1951 Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

August 1934: Jacqueline Bouvier leading her pony, ‘Buddy,’ at the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club for the annual horse show, Long Island, New York

Snowman, The eighty dollar champion swimming with the De Leyer children.

Elizabeth Letts, “The Eighty-Dollar Champion”

I don’t touch a horse from one year to the next but I did go through an intense pre-adolescent equine phase. Naturally that included, in addition to riding every moment I could (and scheming …

Who needs a horse!?

Charlie the jumping mule

Remember Jennibray? My friend Trisha saw the blog post about her and was immediately reminded of her husband's grandmother Elizabeth (Libby) Swift and her jumping mule, Charlie. Trisha writes: Libby would enter this mule and compete against warmbloods and beat all of them. Eventually the shows banned mules (wonder why?) so Libby had her OWN shows (and still won). Charlie was so much a part of Libby's life--we have photos of Charlie IN the house when Libby had guests over. Although neither of…

Jim Kohn won the AHSA Medal Finals at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in 1964. Photo by Budd.

Jim Kohn won the AHSA Medal Finals at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in 1964. Photo by Budd.

Colonel Baron Takeichi Nishi. Olympic Gold Medalist and defender of Iwo Jima. He remains Japan's only Olympic medal to date in an equestrian event (1932 Olympics, Los Angeles). He was popular among Japanese Americans, who were ostracized by American society in the 1930s. During his stay in Los Angeles, Nishi became the topic of conversation both for his love of driving convertibles around town and for becoming part of the social circle led by movie stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

Colonel Baron Takeichi Nishi. Olympic Gold Medalist and defender of Iwo Jima. He remains Japan's only Olympic medal to date in an equestrian event (1932 Olympics, Los Angeles). He was popular among Japanese Americans, who were ostracized by American society in the 1930s. During his stay in Los Angeles, Nishi became the topic of conversation both for his love of driving convertibles around town and for becoming part of the social circle led by movie stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

Colonel Takeichi Nishi jumping trough his car with his horse Uranus. He was a Japanese Imperial Army officer, equestrian show jumper, and Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He was a tank unit commander at the Battle of Iwo Jima and was killed in action during the defense of the island.

Japanese Forces - jumping

colonel Takeichi Nishi jumping trough his car with his horse Uranus

Anyone not know Snowman's story? An Amish country, PA, plowhorse was on a van to the slaughterhouse after failing to sell at a cheap horse auction. Harry de Leyer, there to pick up a hack for student lessons, arrived late; missing the sale. Noticing the 8 year old gray, Harry bought him for $80. Snowman was a lesson horse until Harry saw he could jump and started training. Two years from a plow - and death - Snowman was in Madison Square Garden and won the 1958 open show jumping Triple…

Anyone not know Snowman's story? An Amish country, PA, plowhorse was on a van to the slaughterhouse after failing to sell at a cheap horse auction. Harry de Leyer, there to pick up a hack for student lessons, arrived late; missing the sale. Noticing the 8 year old gray, Harry bought him for $80. Snowman was a lesson horse until Harry saw he could jump and started training. Two years from a plow - and death - Snowman was in Madison Square Garden and won the 1958 open show jumping Triple…

Jerry Goldman's Dresden ridden by Susie Slacum ~ from our Ponies Through The Decades Exhibit

Jerry Goldman's Dresden ridden by Susie Slacum ~ from our Ponies Through The Decades Exhibit

1988 at the Garden in Maclay Finals — with Reserve Bid and Richard Spooner

1988 at the Garden in Maclay Finals — with Reserve Bid and Richard Spooner

Top Seed with Anne Kursinski in the Grand Prix of Paris

Top Seed with Anne Kursinski in the Grand Prix of Paris