Blast from the Past - 1978 CDIO Aachen

Sat, 03/25/2023 - 10:39
1978 CHIO Aachen
Warm-up in Aachen, anno 1978 ! Harry Boldt in a quiet piaffe on Woyzeck - without stirrups, saddle with a flat panel, no enormous knee rolls holding this Olympian balanced in the saddle :: Photo © Elisabeth Weiland

During the summer school holiday, Eurodressage long-time correspondent and our "history whizzkid" Silke Rottermann dug into the photo archive of Swiss photographer Elisabeth Weiland.

Weiland was a pioneer equestrian photographer from the 1960s through the 1990s and sits in a gold mine of pictures. All of them were taken analogue and that means they are on slides that need to be scanned in order to digitalize them.

Silke has been scanning a ton of old Aachen photos and here is the first batch from 1978

All photos © Elisabeth Weiland - NO REPRODUCTION ALLOWED !!

What was happening in 1978?
Scores: 1978 CDIO Aachen
1978 World Championships Goodwood Through the Eyes of Christine Stuckelberger
1978 World Championships in Goodwood - Dressage in the Park
Scores: 1978 CDI Falsterbo
Scores: 1978 CDIO Rotterdam
Scores: 1978 CDI Dortmund
Scores: 1978 European Junior Riders Championships
Scores: 1978 CDI Kiev
Scores: 1978 CDI Brasschaat
Scores: 1978 CDI Nice
Scores: 1978 CDI Laxenburg