Equestrian Legends Episode 12 – Olympic Eventer Mike Page

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Michael Owen Page is an Olympic event rider who won multiple medals for the USA during the ’60’s.  His international career included three Olympic Games (Rome, Tokyo and Mexico) and three Pan American Games (Chicago, Sao Paolo and Winnipeg).  At the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games he placed fourth individually and earned team silver riding Grasshopper and at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games on Foster he won individual bronze and team silver.  Listen in…

Equestrian Legends Episode 12 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford, follow Chris on Twitter
  • Photo Credit:  USEA
  • Guest: Michael Owen Page is an Olympic event rider who won multiple medals for the USA during the ’60’s. He was educated at the Briar Cliff High School in New York and the Ecole de Commerce in Neuchatel, Switzerland.He began his riding career by winning the American Horse Shows Association’s Medal Finals in 1956 and from 1957-8 he trained at the French Cavalry School of Saumur.His international career included three Olympic Games (Rome, Tokyo and Mexico) and three Pan American Games (Chicago, Sao Paolo and Winnipeg).At the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games he placed fourth individually and earned team silver riding Grasshopper and at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games on Foster he won individual bronze and team silver.  His Pan American Games record is flawless with two individual gold medals first in the1959 Chicago Games and then in1963 Sao Paulo Games where he was also a member of the gold medal team.In the 1967 Winnipeg Games, he returned to win another team gold medal. Grasshopper, was inducted into the U.S. Eventing Association’s Eventing Hall of Fame in 1999.Michael coached the Canadian three-day team at the 1976 Olympic Games and served as Chef d’Equipe at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, the 1990 World Championships, and 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Michael was inducted into the U.S. Eventing Hall of Fame in 2006. He continues to be a popular clinician, judge and hunter-jumper trainer. Michael has served on several committees including the AHSA Equitation and Nominating Committees, and USET Nominating Committee.  In addition he judged the AHSA/ASPCA National Equitation Finals seven times and the Intercollegiate National Finals four times.
            

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