• Short Summary

    At the Rome Horse Show, Italy's show jumpers, who had been disappointing the country's many fans by failing to win an event all week, had a chance to make good in the Nations Cup team event on Thursday (28 April).

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    At the Rome Horse Show, Italy's show jumpers, who had been disappointing the country's many fans by failing to win an event all week, had a chance to make good in the Nations Cup team event on Thursday (28 April).

    SYNOPSIS: The Italians most dangerous rivals were Britain -- who had won the Nations Cup on the last two occasions -- and Ireland who have had a particularly good Rome horse show, but the Swiss riders were always struggling over the huge jumps in the 14 fence course.

    But the Irish, too, had a bad start and it took this clear round from Eddie Machen to get them back into the competition with Britain and Italy.

    The Italians were jumping consistently well but it was this clear round from Graziano Mancinelli in the first half of the competition, which put them in front.

    The French, who had a young team, surprised the British by edging their way into second place at the half way stage.

    Christopher Cuyer on Culback did especially well for France but the experienced Harvey Smith of Britain was also in good form as this slow motion picture shows.

    Smith made only one error in each round and the British might have taken the championship but Peter Robeson going last had two disastrous rounds on the mare Woodlark. the Italians' consistency saw them through, Signor Pietro D'Inzeo collected the Nations Cup--and the week became worthwhile for Italian show jumping fans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARFUD7K3RN290DQLK5CSL7ZUI
    Media URN:
    VLVAARFUD7K3RN290DQLK5CSL7ZUI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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