Wandshara (FR)

The Enduring Leppspringe (IRE)


German and Austrian officers left their home capitals of Berlin and Vienna, riding toward and past each other to their respective finish lines. The courageous 12-year-old former carriage horse named Leppspringe (having been trained to saddle and conditioned for endurance racing) carried his owner/trainer/rider Lieutenant Freiherr von Reitzenstein to victory in the Berlin-to-Vienna leg. Upon crossing the wire in 73.5 hours, Leppspringe died.

He now graces the Memorial (injury details unknown).

Sources: EQUUS and The New York Times archives