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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-07-31 Zara Phillips wins silver on her horse High Kingdom in Olympic equestrian eventing final

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

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, Austrian 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, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1923-03-04 Piero J d'Inzeo, French 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, American equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926-07-24 Hans-Gunther Winkler, German 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, American 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, German 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, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-07-06 Helena Dupont, American 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, Italian 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, Canadian 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, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 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, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 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, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972) dies at 84