HOY Puissance 1977 - Harvey Smith and Graf
Filmed at the 1977 Horse of the Years Show, featuring Harvey Smith and Graf.
It's incredible to think that this Golden Age of Showjumping happened in our lifetimes. At the 1977 Horse of the Year Show in Wembley, Harvey was riding Graf in the Puissance.
He was furious at the judges for not granting his request for an even higher wall. After his round, Harvey made a mad dash for the judges' table, only to be turned away. It was he and fellow Yorkshireman Graham Fletcher who competed that evening.
Witness Graf's huge, seemingly effortless jump over the Puissance wall.