Prior to 1952 Olympic riders were commissioned officers. Until 1952 women and civilians were not permitted to take part in the Olympic Equestrian events. This picture is of Heinrich von Moers of Germany in the show jumping phase of the Three Day Event competition during the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Now a very important part of show jumping dress is a helmet!
2016 Rio Olympics - Equestrian - Preliminary - Eventing Individual Dressage Day 1 - Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Tim Lips (NED) of Netherlands riding Bayro competes. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Friedrich Leopold Harry von Rochow was a German horse rider who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. Friedrich Leopold Harry von Rochow wa competed in many Olympic Equestrian Events and win honors for their nation.