Abdullah is being honored on April 4, 2009 at the American Invitational Grand Prix in Tampa, Florida by being inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Presently there are 16 horses and 45 people who are members of this elite group. Abdullah will join 6 horses from the current era of the sport:
Touch of Class Idle Dice
Calypso Jet Run
Gem Twist For the Moment
Abdullah?s career highlights include:
1984 Olympic Team Gold and Individual Silver Medals
1985 World Cup Show Jumping Winner
1986 World Championships Team Gold and Individual Silver Medals
More Information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame can be found at:
At the Induction Ceremony, Sue Williams, Abdullah?s owner will be accompanied by his breeder, Gerhard Schickedanz, his rider Conrad Homfeld and Nancy Divita who devoted her time to his care in his later years.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is being relocated in 2009 from its present location in Tampa, Florida to a permanent facility at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Thank you to all who shared in Abdullah?s amazing career.
Sarabi on March 23, 2009 at 10:11am EDT
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