The West German team carried off top honours in the U.S.National Horse Show at Madison?
The West German team carried off top honours in the U.S.National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The eight-day show closed last night (12 November).Among the events in the last day of competition was the Grand Prix of New York for the Devereaux Perpetual challenge Trophy.Among the contestants were Thomas Gayford of Canada riding Blue Beau (first on the film) and Kurt Jarasinski of West Germany on Godewind (second on film).The vent was won by Gail Ross of Canada on Thunderbird (not on film).
The West German team scored 125 points.The United States was runner-up with 72 points.Hermann Scridde of West Germany was the international individual champion with 48 points.His teammate, Kurt Jarasinski, placed second with 44 points, and Thomas Gayford of Canada was third with 20 points.
In the Open Jumper Stakes, Jacks-or-Better with owner Ben O'Meara riding was the favourite but finished in fifth place.Sure Thing was second.Winner of the event was Untouchable, an 8-year-old chestnut gelding from Ben O'Meara's Colony Farms in Montville, New Jersey.The rider was Kathy Kusner.