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This important reference documents the history of competitive horse-riding from 1912–when the sport first appeared at the modern Olympic Games in Stockholm–to the present. It brings together for equestrian enthusiasts a complete document of all the results of competitions to have taken place since 1912, including the Olympics, the European Championships, and the FEI World Equestrian Games. The volume is organized by decade, with both individual and team achievements listed, across the sport’s three official disciplines: show-jumping, dressage, and eventing. Featuring groundbreaking riders such as Bill Steinkraus, Charlotte Dujardin, and Kevin Staut and exciting events in the history of the sport, this volume recounts the history of equestrian excellence through fascinating stories and record-breaking events.
This entirely original book is the first of its kind, and is replete with previously unpublished information about the sport, riveting stories, archival photographs and text, key facts and figures, and memorable anecdotes. Portraits of riders–both male and female–and some of the sport’s most remarkable horses complete the volume, which acts as a key and original point of reference and an essential addition to the collection of any equestrian lover.
This unique anthology ¿ the only one of its kind ¿ tells the story of more than a hundred years of equestrian sports, focusing on the three official disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing. Featuring every major event since 1912, when the sport first appeared in the modern Olympic Games, the book gives a decade-by-decade breakdown of individual and team medal-winners, and reveals fascinating, behind-the-scenes anecdotes that bring these hard-fought contests to life. Frank and intimate portraits of groundbreaking riders ¿ including Hans Günter Winkler, Joe Fargis, Isabell Werth, Charlotte Dujardin, and Mark Todd ¿ and of the sport’s most remarkable horses form a tribute to these sporting legends and evoke their dreams, setbacks, and triumphs. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred photographs and replete with key statistics, this book conveys all the excitement and drama of high-profile international equestrian competitions and is an essential reference for all enthusiasts.