Hall of Fame

The Grasshopper

Standing only 15.1 hands, The Grasshopper made history competing in a multitude of international team competitions.

After Ian Dudgeon rode him at the 1956 Stockholm Olympic Games, he was sold to John Galvin and shipped to the family ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Two years later, the USET Three-Day Team, including Michael Page, was invited to train at the Galvin ranch. The Grasshopper was assigned to Page to ride and thus began the career of one of the most successful combinations in eventing history. An individual gold and team silver medal at the 1959 Pan American Games were followed by a second individual gold and team gold in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the 1960 Olympic Games, The Grasshopper finished 17th individually and in the 1964 Olympic Games, at the age of 16, he finished fourth individually and was a member of the silver medal winning U.S. team.

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