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THE HORSE TRIALS STORY by  Lt. Col. C. E. G Hope - First Edition - 1969 - from Riverwood's Books and


by Hope, Lt. Col. C. E. G

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

London: Pelham Books. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 0720701953 . Hardcover is clean & unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light edgewear, small tear to rear, age tanning to edges, small rub on front and light rubbing of edges, light soiling, not price clipped. b/w photos.Horse trials or Three-Day-Events had their origin in the cavalries of Europe, hence the original title for them of "The Military". The fascinating history of this event is told in this profusely illustrated book, including full records of all the leading events. Frontis photos of Lt. Charles Pahud de Mortanges of Holland who made a still unbroken olympic record by winning the individual 3-day event gold medal twice in succession, in 1928 at Amsterdam and 1932 at Los Angeles.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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