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By Richard R. Rust

“If you purchase that horse, you’re paying for your daughter’s dying warrant,” Jane Pohl’s father used to be warned on the military barracks within the spring of 1941. however the strength that his teenage daughter Jane observed within the small, temperamental Thoroughbred used to be sufficient to persuade him otherwise.

Earlier that 12 months, while Fitzrada arrived on the military base the place Jane’s family members lived, the pony used to be obdurate, unpredictable, and unsafe. Any guy who dared addle him up quickly came across himself face down within the airborne dirt and dust. Jane, excited to trip any horse and up for the problem, had the main good fortune with Fitz. She used to be sufferer and constant, and the pony spoke back good eventually, exhibiting a good affinity for leaping. Then, inexplicably, a poor driving twist of fate led to critical accidents for either Jane and Fitz, and the military make a decision that it was once time to wreck the pony. Heartbroken, Jane pleaded together with her reluctant father: the one technique to retailer Fitz used to be to shop for him from the army.

Jane Pohl’s foresight proved to be right. Jane and Fitz went directly to take the Virginia show-jumping circuit by way of hurricane, profitable 37 jumper and six hinter championships. At a time whilst girls have been hardly ever obvious in leaping periods at horse indicates and weren't taken heavily by way of male opponents, Jane and Fitz helped to collapse boundaries opposed to girls riders competing within the Olympics. In 1946, Jane and Fitz chanced on themselves on the Jumper Championship on the prestigious nationwide Horse express in Madison sq. Garden—the optimum leaping name in North the USA. the line there for horse and rider was once a five-year attempt of religion, persistence, and figuring out friendship.

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