18 Aug 2011 A new movie is in pre-production based on the famous black showjumper, Jappeloup who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
This gorgeous horse might have been small in stature (he was only 15 hands) but he was gigantic in heart. He was out of a trotter mare by a thoroughbred stallion and was known to frequently fall back into trot, even between the enormous World Cup fences.
He was originally passed over by his rider Pierre Durand for being too small, but he put that myth well and truly to rest at the Seoul Olympics beating the legendary Gem Twist and Greg Best who had to settle for the Silver Medal.
The film will be shot on location in France and Germany beginning in September. I'm not sure that we will ever get the movie at the pictures here in Australia, but I'm sure we will be able to track it down on DVD.