This is the color sketch for a mural of the US Dressage Team in their Bronze Medal victory round at Bromont (Montreal 1976 Olympics) What equestrian dressage has in common with the various working dog sports is that it is the seamless harmony of the two partners that makes the difference between truly great and merely very very good.
Hilda Gurney on Keen (chestnut horse) was a California rider, something of a hero to aspiring riders, certainly to me. I often saw them compete, both before and after Bromont, and I served Hilda as Judge's scribe at competitions and was judged by her when I rode at other competitions.. The other two, Edith Master on Dahwitz (bay) and Dorothy Morkis on Monoco (grey), I don't think I ever saw in person.
This drawing may actually have been our Bronze medal team (Hilda and Keen taking individual Silver) at the World Championship , in which case the bay horse is Bull Market with Sandra Howard, also a Californian whom I scribed for many times and was judged by many times.
I did several color sketches in acrylics to test out various color palattes, but this sketch is colored pencil and pen. In any case the drawing came from a magazine cover photo. I improved the spacing a bit and added the banner with Olympic rings. Done in response to an art class assignment to plan a mural.
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