At the age of 60, and after a long and successful career, the hugely popular showjumper Geir “Jimmy” Gulliksen finally won his first World Cup qualifier on Sunday (24 February). Then, proving horses are always the best levellers, the Norwegian rider promptly hit the deck in dramatic fashion during the prize-giving ceremony.
“I feel fine actually — except for my arse!” said Geir, who bounced back to his feet and left the ring with a big smile. “I wouldn’t change anything that happened today. Even to fall off, it doesn’t matter, I couldn’t be happier. This is the highlight of my career.”
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Article written by: Jennifer Donald