Harvey Smith " Equestrian " Autograph £10.00
This is a Hand Signed white card 6" x 4" by the colourful former Equestrian rider.
Harvey Smith (born 29 December 1938) is a former British show jumping champion. Smith was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and still maintains his stables at Craiglands Farm, High Eldwick, Bingley, near Bradford. He stood out from the ranks of showjumpers because of his broad accent and blunt manner. His career was often controversial; in 1971 he was disciplined (overturned on appeal) after he gave a "V sign" to the judges following a near perfect round which won him the British Show Jumping Derby for the second year in succession. Smith became so famous that he embarked on a brief, but unsuccessful, singing career. His son, Robert, also became an equestrian champion. Competing in two Summer Olympics, Smith's best finish was fourth in the individual show jumping event at Munich in 1972. He later became a television commentator for the British Broadcasting Corporation, doing equestrian coverage at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1989 Smith was honoured for being the first man to have jumped in 100 Volvo World Cup Qualifying Rounds.