On This Day

Show Jumping in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1923-03-04 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1937-05-29 Alwin Schockemöhle, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold team jumping 1960, individual jumping 1976), born in Meppen, Province of Hanover, Germany
  • 1938-12-29 Harvey Smith, British showjumper, born in West Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • 1940-03-01 David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
  • 1941-12-18 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), born in Drogomyśl, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1943-05-28 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1946-07-07 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1947-06-06 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • 1951-01-23 Michael R. Matz, American horse trainer & equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-02-06 Susie Hutchison, American equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96), born in Flintridge, California
  • 1956-10-01 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1958-09-30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-04-16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960-04-17 Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • 1962-02-22 Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964-09-17 Karen Straker, horse show jumper
  • 1971-10-25 Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-11-19 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics 1996)

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding 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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1996-02-27 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), dies from heart disease at 67
  • 2020-02-24 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), dies at 78