In the Aug. 27, 1965 edition of The Chronicle of the Horse appeared an article about the very first show jumping grand prix to be put on in the United States. The class was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 25 as part of the PHA Horse Show. Here's the entire text of that article and scroll down to see scans of the actual pages of the article in that issue of the Chronicle...
When? The first round goes at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 21. Then the jumpers have a day off before the two-round Nations Cup on July 23, which will decide the team medals. They have another rest day, then on July 25 is the second horse inspection and two rounds of jumping to decide the individual medals.
Where? The show jumping will take place at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon, Ontario.
In our July 13 Eventing Issue, the cover story is all about Marilyn Little and how she added four-star eventing to her grand prix show jumping resume in a matter of a few years. She talks about overcoming public criticism and finding her way in her new sport. She also reveals how she had to rethink her riding and discusses what she loves so much about eventing.
For more than 10 years, the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., has been the site for three FEI World Cup-qualifying grand prix classes. But a sponsorship conflict between Longines, the sponsor of the FEI World Cup series and final, and Rolex, a WEF venue sponsor, meant the end of World Cup classes at WEF after the 2015 classes.
Scott Brash, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Longines FEI Jumping Rankings, informed Horse & Houndthat he will not be riding his top horse, Hello Sanctos, in the upcoming European Championships at Aachen, Germany, on Aug. 11-23.
Olympic eventer Boyd Martin has a new ride in the barn with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in mind. His supporters recently purchased Blackfoot Mystery, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding previously campaigned by Kelly Prather to the three-star level.