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10 Unforgettable Olympians: Saba Sam

Rider: Graeme Hansen Tokyo, 1964 Graeme and Saba Sam were one of four pairs in our first Olympic show jumping team: the others were Bruce Hansen...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Spinning Rhombus

Rider: Andrew Nicholson Barcelona 1992 Andrew Nicholson was number-one event rider in Britain in 1992 and in splendid form; Spinning Rhombus was one of 14 horses...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Glengarrick

Rider: Heelan Tompkins Athens, 2004 The oldest and smallest horse in the field, ridden by the youngest rider – 26-year-old Heelan Tompkins - Glengarrick didn’t win...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Diagonal

Rider: Daniel Meech Athens, 2004 Daniel came closer than any other New Zealander to show jumping glory, finishing 12th overall on the European stallion Diagonal. The...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Big Red

Rider: Joe Yorke MONTREAL 1976 Big Red was a rangy 11-year-old chestnut by Final Court. Originally part of a full New Zealand show jumping team for...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Ready Teddy

  Rider: Blyth Tait ATLANTA, 1996 SYDNEY, 2000 ATHENS, 2004 The flamboyant ‘Ted’ represented New Zealand at more Olympics than any other horse in history. He was also the...

Jock Paget’s near-miss

Jock Paget once competed in rodeos and we think he may have learned some skills in that arena which have been useful in his eventing career....

The near-miss to beat all other near misses!

We found these photos in our archives and just had to bring them back to the light of day.  We think this is the...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Waikare

Rider: Kallista Field SYDNEY, 2000 Kallista Field and the 14-year-old mare Waikare were our first Olympic dressage representatives, but not our first qualifiers. That honour went...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Chief

Rider: Vicky Latta BARCELONA, 1992 Chief was a New Zealand-bred bay thoroughbred gelding of 16.2hh, 13 years old at the time of the Barcelona Games. His...

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