Margaret L. Smith reports on an epic battle in the conformation hunters at the Pennsylvania National in 1960.
Two breathtakingly beautiful Thoroughbreds were crowned champion and reserve in the Conformation Hunter Division. Cold Climate, his chestnut coat gleaming like gold under the brilliant lights of the arena, earned the title of champion, and won a second leg on the Waiting Home Challenge Trophy, for his owner Mrs. J. Deane Rucker, whose Spanish Mint had won it last year.
Editor Alexander Mackay-Smith reports on the Olympic Prix des Nations in Rome in 1960.
Olympic Prix Des Nations
As the shadows moved across the greensward and gaily painted fences in the center of Rome’s Olympic stadium, a bay Thoroughbred mare tiptoed down the ramp beneath a pink-coated rider. The crowd which filled every seat and aisle of the arena suddenly hushed with anticipation.
The Chronicle editor argues that money spent on the U.S. Equestrian Team will be beneficial to U.S. foreign policy.
These are troubled times. As the most powerful nation in the world it is probably inevitable—even though often painful—that we should be under more or less constant attack from some portion of the globe. Certainly no phase of American life has been more violently attacked in recent years than our foreign policy, not only by our most bitter enemies, but also by our oldest and staunchest allies.