Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Show Jumping Gold

A nail-biting jump off between Team GB's show jumping team - Nick Skelton, Peter Charles, Ben Maher and Scott Brash - and the Dutch team clinched Britain’s first gold in this event since 1952. Congratulations to them, but also to Bob Ellis, who designed the course to be jumped (CLICK). His fences feature iconic London landmarks, such as Downing Street, the British Museum and the Trafalgar Square lions. It's the most artistic and memorable show jumping course I've ever seen. He deserves his own gold medal. Shown is Scott Brash on Hello Sanctos jumping the Big Ben fence.

2 Comments:

At 7/8/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Saudi Arabian team that finished with the bronze medal, comprise of any female riders? You mentioned one lady rider in a previous piece and as I missed the final, I wondered, Coxsoft, if you could let us know, please. Thank you very much.

 
At 8/8/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

No. It was an all-male team. Dalma Rushdi Malhas failed to qualify for London 2012, due to an injury to her horse Flash Top Hat. She was born in the USA, which explains how she managed to start riding at an early age: 4.

 

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