Special – 1978 – Sports Afield – The American Bald Eagle

DOG ASIDE:     The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America….which is a sea eagle that has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle….whose range includes most of Canada and Alaska….all of the contiguous United States….and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.    …

News – 1986 – CNNs Nightly News – Featuring The Bald Eagle & Russian Spy Systems

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 CNN Headline News clip features two main cover stories…..with one by correspondent Jonathan Powers…. regarding a  private research company in Oklahoma who are in process of hatching bald eagles in order to insure that the American national bird never goes extinct in the southern part of the United States.  The second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Melanie Smith

DOG ASIDE: Melanie Smith (born September 23, 1949) is an equestrian from the United States and Olympic champion…..as she won a gold medal in show jumping with the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….for her contribution to the US show jumping team gold is significantly depicted in this video as Melanie and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Conrad Homfeld

DOG ASIDE: The gold medal in equestrian team jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games was won by the USA team of Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class….Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah…..as seen in this video….Leslie Howard and Albany…..and last by certainly not least…..Melanie Smith and Calypso….as this American team was a very talented group. This…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – SWI Heidi Robbiani

DOG ASIDE:

Switzerland’s Heidi Robbiani won the bronze medal in the individual jumping competition…..competing in this video for the Swiss in the team jumping at the 1984 Los Angeles Games….as the Swiss eventually placed 5th in this competition…..while Robbiani was on Jessica V….an Irish sport horse chestnut mare.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – FRA Pierre Durand & GBR John Whitaker

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout the entire equestrian jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..ABC Chris Schenkel’s sidekick (don’t know his name) would comment often on how much he liked the horse named Jappeloup….which was ridden by FRA Pierre Durand, Jr….commenting that this horse really had the makings of being a remarkable horse….who just four years later….won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jump Indv – Robbiani & Smith & Deslauriers & Homfeld

DOG COMMENTARY: It is my sincere hope that I one day am able to know the name of the gentleman commentator working with ABC’s Chris Schenkel at the 1984 L A Games equestrian show jumping individual competition….so, anyone who can help me in that regards would be greatly appreciated….cuz I like sports commentators….yep, birds of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – MEX Tazzer & CAN Millar & FRA Durand

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Chris Schenkel brings us the coverage of the 2nd round in the equestrian show jumping individual competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..which leads off with Mexico’s Gerardo Tazzer on Magod….followed by CAN Ian Millar on Big Ben….and ends with France’s Pierre Durand on Jappeloup.  Horse show jumping is truly a beautiful sport….and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – Jump Off For Gold – USA Conrad Homfeld & USA Joe Fargis

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian show jumping solo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was one of the closest competitions in Olympic history…..as three contestants participated in a jump-off for the bronze medal….with Swiss Heidi Robbiani winning bronze…..plus another jump-off for the gold and silver medals in the solo competition between two Americans…..Conrad Homfeld on…