Last week we took a walk down memory road and visited the dressage test for the 1959 Pan American Games. That marked the birth of the USEA (formerly USCTA). Pictured here is one of the very first gatherings of the fledgling Association in that same year.
The “Father of Eventing” Alexander Mackay-Smith (front row, 5th from the left) is joined by many influential figures including Stewart Treviranus (back row, far right), a Canadian eventer who took the photo with a timer.
Many thanks to Stewart’s daughter, Denya, who submitted this cool piece of eventing history.
“Alexander Mackay-Smith was later my step-father, the creation of the USCTA was family lore — and we were very proud of him. My dad, Stewart Treviranus, who was also at the first meeting, drew the longtime USCTA logo (horse jumping down a drop), was a major part of the rule book creation with Jack Fritz, did a great deal of grassroots teaching, and took this photo with a timer. My mother Marilyn is right behind my then-future step-father, who’s wearing a light suit with a dark tie.”
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