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Throwback Thursday

September 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: No Hands, No Problem For Richard Spooner

Back in July of 2002, Richard Spooner dominated the North American Tournament at Spruce Meadows, winning both the ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Chrysler Classic Derby on his horse of a lifetime, Robinson.

But the round everyone was talking about, and has been shown by countless equitation teachers to their students—it has nearly 480,000 views on YouTube—was on Incento.

 The Chronicle’s Molly Sorge was on the scene and reported on the incident for the July 19, 2002 issue: 

September 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Triplicate Take Two

Patty Heuckeroth saw last week’s Throwback Thursday post about George H. Morris and Triplicate and went digging through her old photos.

She sent us this fantastic image of herself riding the chestnut mare in the hunter division.

Patty Heuckeroth on Triplicate. Photo by Gloria Axt

September 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday: George H. Morris Remembers A Special Chestnut Mare

A few weeks ago, I was flipping through bound volumes of the Chronicle from 1965, looking for a few photos to feature in this Throwback Thursday column. And I found this one, of the legendary George H. Morris on a chestnut mare named Triplicate.

George H. Morris on Triplicate. Photo by Tarrance Photos

September 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Sara Kozumplik Murphy Just Kept Kicking To The Biggest Cross-Country Jump She's Ever Seen

Sara Kozumplik Murphy laughs softly as she recalls what went through her mind walking up to the Burghley Bounce Bank in 2002.

“You have to remember, I was really young then, so honestly, everything about Burghley was a bit overwhelming!” she said. “That fence was absolutely enormous and to this day it’s the biggest thing I’ve ever seen on a cross-country course, and I have a lot more experience now."

August 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Watch Susie Hutchison Survive The Ultimate Interference On Course

This week show jumping fans have been discussing whether the member of jump crew standing in the track of the Nations Cup course interfered with Cian O’Connor’s round during the FEI European Championships (Germany). In the discussion, it came up that 22 years ago U.S. show jumper Susie Hutchison faced a dramatic encounter with jump crew on course—coincidentally also at the 11th fence on course.

August 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who? 2.0

Can you identify these top pros from their younger years? (There's a link to the answers at the bottom of the page.)

And if you think this was fun, check out the first edition of this series!


August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Wizard Of Oz Was Wicked And Wonderful 50 Years Ago

Susie Burr Malanowski can remember the woman who broke Wizard Of Oz telling her father, “You need to get rid of this pony. He’s going to hurt your daughter.”

But Malanowski’s father was National Show Hunter Hall of Fame trainer and legendary horseman Raymond Burr, brother of fellow legend Emerson Burr.

“Dad told her, ‘No, I’m not giving up on this pony.’ He thought there was something about that pony that he believed in and he thought he’d be great. And it turned out he was right!” Malanowski said.

July 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday: When Strapless Galloped

Go back a dozen years, and the hunter ring was ruled by a plain bay mare named Strapless. She galloped fast, jumped hard and won everywhere.

There were no hunter derbies on show schedules. The headline class for the hunters was the AHJF Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, held under the lights on the then-grass International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla.

July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back At The First U.S. Grand Prix

In the Aug. 27, 1965 edition of The Chronicle of the Horse appeared an article about the very first show jumping grand prix to be put on in the United States. The class was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 25 as part of the PHA Horse Show. Here's the entire text of that article and scroll down to see scans of the actual pages of the article in that issue of the Chronicle...

July 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ian Millar Was A True Teammate In 1975 Pan Ams

This photo ran in the 1975 Chronicle coverage of the Pan American Games 
with the caption: "Ian Millar, Canada, whose arm was broken by a
falling pole while schooling, and Alexander Mackay-Smith of
The Chronicle
of the Horse—Mr. Millar lent his mount, Dwyer Hill Farms’ Count Down,

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