Olympic Show Jumper Tim Grubb Dies At 55

May 12, 2010 - 9:50 AM

Olympic show jumper Tim Grubb died May 11 at the age of 55 as a result of congestive heart failure.

Born in Leicestershire, England, Grubb became a U.S. citizen in 1992. He relocated to the United States in 1978 when he married fellow show jumper, Michele McEvoy.

Career highlights for Grubb included a team silver for Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles with Steven Smith and John and Michael Whitaker, and top grand prix victories including the American Invitational (Fla.), Devon (Pa.) and the Hampton Classic (N.Y.). Grubb also won the American Grand Prix Association Championship and the AGA Horse of the Year title with Denizen in 1993.

Grubb is survived by two children, Christopher and Dottie, who won the FEI World Children’s Jumper Championship in 2000 and currently rides for the Auburn equestrian team.

 

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