Hermann Schridde, a 28-year-old West German farmer, won both international jumping events Thursday (7 November) at the U.
Hermann Schridde, a 28-year-old West German farmer, won both international jumping events Thursday (7 November) at the U.S. National Horse Show.
Schridde rode Franca, a golden chestnut mare, to first place in the International Puissance event in the evening (shown in the film). Mounted on Kamerad, a rangy grey gelding, Schridde also won the West Point Challenge Trophy in the afternoon (Not shown in the film).
What made Schridde's performance even more remarkable is that he now has ridden three horses over 66 jumps without a fault during the show. He climaxed the ride with a perfect jump over a simulated stone wall 6 feet 6 inches high. All the other contestants faulted at that jump.
Five riders tied for second place. They were William Robertson and Frank Chapot of the United States, Kurt Jarasinki of West German, Captain Juan Romera Blanch of Argentina and Tom Gayford of Canada.
In the international jumping competition the West German team led after the Thursday events with 67 points to 31 for Canada in second place and 18 for United States in third place.
Argentina had 14 points and Ireland, 9.