Loro Piana Tomboy: Most Powerful Showjumper Ever!

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The incalculably powerful Loro Piana Tomboy VI secures the first ever Olympic medal in Equestrian for the n...
The incalculably powerful Loro Piana Tomboy VI secures the first ever Olympic medal in Equestrian for the nation of Brazil.

Also, in a heartbreaker of a round that can be seen in the following link; this magnificent horse also went clear in the final individual round of the competition, but missed the jumpoff for the medals by a single second (time fault):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NIpG03Iv7q0

This horse's characteristic "dangling", and thus his need to add impressive amounts of "air" between himself and the fences to ensure clearance for his front legs-- have earned for him, by many, the title of "World's Most Powerful ShowJumper"...

...don't believe it? Then watch the jump at 01:06, that's a 6ft-wide oxer!

Clip shown is of 2nd-round of team competition, Atlanta summer games, 1996. Video courtesy of Premier Horse Network, and the National Broadcasting Company Inc.
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