Sport: Mexico's Five Horsemen

The Mexicans, who rode off with horsemanship honors at last summer's Olympics, jogged confidently into the arena at Madison Square Garden last week. Only two nations—France and Canada—bothered to compete against them* in the military events of the National Horse Show, the World Series of the horsy set. Shrugged one member of Canada's four-man team: "We just came to do the best we can. But the Mexicans, it is their whole life."

When the scarlet-coated ringmaster blew his horn, a Mexican was first to try the tricky H-course. His horse seemed to glide over the first barrier (gate & towers), then the...

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