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Canada began to take an active interest in Show Jumping when the Toronto Winter Fair started in show saddle for sale in 1922, and the first Canadian Nations Cup was held five years later. Show jumping was by no means confined to the northern half of the American continent. The first international show in Buenos Aires was held in 1910 with riders from Italy, Spain and France as well as other South American countries. Two Chilean riders had also competed in London show saddle for sale and the Olymics in 1912.
Britainís fairly chaotic show jumping situation was gradually sorted out after the foundation of the British Show Jumping Association show saddle for sale in 1923. Lord Lonsdale accepted the position of president of the Association, with Colonel V. D. S. Williams, father of television commentator Dorian Williams, as secretary. A mixture of military men and the top civilian riders helped to form the Association, which by improving both judging and the courses they jumped began to produce British riders show saddle for sale and horses of international standard.
A record entry of 99 riders on 110 horses from 17 countries at the first Olympic events to be held under FEI rules, at Paris in 1924, showed that the sport was continuing to grow in popularity. Sweden again won the team event, but Lecquio, the individual winner four years earlier, was now beatn by the Swiss, Alphons Gemuseus.
Britain joined the FEI the following show saddle for sale year and in 1926 the Royal Dublin Society, having helped to get the sport off the starting block some sixty years earlier, introduced international show saddle for sale jumping.
Although successes for United States show jumpers are no rarity nowadays, their rider Fred Bontecou was something of an exception when he won the coveted King George V Gold Cup at the London International in 1926.
Jack Talbot-Ponsonby, the first man to win the King George V Cup three times, and later to become one of Britainís finest course show saddle for sale builders, had the first of his three victories in the 1930 show, at which Mike Ansell also had his first taste of international success. Both went with the successful British army team to New York the following year, helping to foster in Ansell an enthusiasm for the show saddle for sale sport which grew and in turn helped Britain develop into a world power in show jumping.
Olympic equestrian events were held outside Europe for the first time when the Games went to Los Angeles, but they were hardly a success. Only six countries and a total of thirty four riders competed. International show saddle for sale travel for horses in those days was a long, arduous and expensive business, and only France, Holland, Sweden and Japan sent horses to take on the United States and Mexico. France and Holland did not enter show jumpers, and no country had three finishers in the show jumping, so there were no team awards. Baron Takeichi Nishi won the gold for Japan, beating the American Harry Chamberlin, one of the most brilliant show saddle for sale horsemen his country has ever produced.
The Berlin Games in 1936 proved a showcase for German superiority, and their riders won both the individual the team gold medals at show jumping show saddle for sale, dressage, and the three-day event.
During the war, while a prisoner, the now legendary figure of British and international show jumping, Mike Ansell, started to work on his master plan for bringing the sport in his home country up to the top show saddle for sale international level.