The Eisenhower Memorial Trophy at this year's Washington Horse Show was won by Miss Carol Hoffman riding "Salem".
The Eisenhower Memorial Trophy at this year's Washington Horse Show was won by Miss Carol Hoffman riding "Salem". Hartwig Steenken riding "Simona" and Hans Winkler on "Trophy" were second and third.
The trophy win by Carol Hoffman was the second for the United States team at the Show. Miss Hoffman, a veteran member of the U.S. Equestrian team, rode her own aged brown gelding "Salem"... a horse she bought at the end of its steeplechase career. The original 72 horses in t he competition were whittled down to eight for the jump-off. Miss Hoffman and "Salem" completed a clear round to record 33 and seven-tenths seconds.
Following competitors over the shortened and tighter course of double and treble obstacles included Barney Ward on "Catbird" who faulted during the round and missed a final placing.
First rider of t he West German team... the defending World Champions... was Hartwig Steenken on "Salmona". The time for this round was two seconds behind that of "Salem", but sufficient to win second place.
Third place in the Eisenhower Memorial Trophy went to Olympic gold Medallist Hans Winkler, riding "Trophy". Hans Winkler, recognised as one of the world's most experienced international riders, could only coax his mount to a time of 36.2 seconds.
In the presentation ceremony which followed t he jump-off, a long-standing friend of the Eisenhower family presented Miss Hoffman with the Memorial Trophy.