Equestrian in History

Events in Sport

  • 1853-01-08 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington
  • 1949-02-05 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
  • 1956-06-10 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896-05-13 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1902-09-04 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1914-01-09 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1915-03-17 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1916-06-04 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • 1918-03-03 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1921-03-14 Lis Hartel, Denmark, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
  • 1923-03-04 Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1924-10-30 Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1925-02-08 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
  • 1925-10-12 William Steinkraus, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72)
  • 1926-07-24 Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926-09-25 Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1927-01-14 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1927-08-27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1928-11-22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1929-08-06 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1934-02-24 Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-14 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1936-02-29 Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1938-12-04 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1939-01-05 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1939-07-06 Helena Dupont, US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1940-03-28 J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Oly-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)
  • 1943-03-01 Mauro Checcoli, Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1943-04-08 Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1945-04-10 Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1946-07-07 Jim Day, Canada, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947-06-06 Marion Coakes, England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1948-04-03 Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
  • 1949-12-30 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1950-08-15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, England, Princess/olympic equestrian
  • 1951-01-23 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1951-06-10 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-02-06 Susie Hutchison, Flintridge California, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
  • 1953-11-07 Lucinda Green, English equestrian
  • 1956-03-01 Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-10-01 Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1956-10-30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1958-02-17 Karen Lende O'Connor, Concord Ma, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1958-04-11 Sally Clark, Feilding NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1958-09-30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1959-04-16 Anne Kursinski, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1959-07-21 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
  • 1960-10-25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1961-03-19 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1961-05-10 Blyth Tait, England, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1961-05-20 Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • 1961-08-01 Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-01-18 David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1962-02-22 Lisa Jacquin, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-05-24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-09-05 Beth Underhill, Guelph Ontario, equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96)
  • 1963-03-28 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1963-04-10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1964-02-13 Evi Strasser, Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-07-23 Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964-09-08 Steffan Peters, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1965-07-19 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-07-25 Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-01-16 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-02-25 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1971-10-25 Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-11-19 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics-96)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1991-02-09 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

  • 2005-12-03 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-12-10 Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-07-30 Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

HeartWedding of Interest

2015-07-04 Music legend Billy Joel (66) weds equestrian Alexis Roderick (33) in Long Island

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Sport

  • 1934-08-03 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 2000-01-08 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2015-01-08 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), dies at 76
  • 2016-06-20 Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972) dies at 84