HORSETIMES: We remember every day of the War
Every family reveres the bright memory of the fallen warriors and heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Horsetimes gathered the front stories of the horsetimes team members on the threshold of the 69th anniversary of the Victory to publish them here.
Elena Petushkova: frau ash
Yelena Vladimirovna Petushkova is the legend of the Soviet equestrian sports, an honored master of sports, the Olympic Dressage Champion and the two-time Olympic silver medalist, two-time World Champion, 13-times Champion of the USSR. We publish the story of her long-term friendship with a horse named Pepel (Ash) on which she won more than once Soviet and World Championships.
Absent: the pride of the soviet equestrian sports
”In the sport of Kings and princes, a Russian defeated them all. Ladies and gentlemen, barons and baronesses, the entire beau monde gave their way and the palm of victory in the most elegant form of equestrian sports to Sergei Filatov. He beat everyone on his raven Akhal-Teke Absent. It was a triumph! This is an event that means for the national equestrian sports as much as the first human space flight.” S. I. Filatov (“Rome is applauding”, 1962)
James Fillis - world dressage titan
“The horse should be balanced and go easily while moving forward, so that the rider can reach the best effect through physical tension," wrote James Fillis, a great rider and trainer. He knew everything about horses.