The Galloping Nurse: The Story of Jane Bullen by Genevieve Murphy lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Horseriding section.
London: Stanley Paul, 1970, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: Nursing and three-day-eventing arent easy to combine. For Jane Bullen to succeed in both has meant skipping on the roof of the Middlesex Hospital (at six in the morning when there was no one around), arriving at the Badminton Horse Trials straight off night duty, and relying on the help of her ever-willing family to get Our Nobby fit.
In spite of the difficulties, she is the only girl to have won an Olympic medal in the Three-Day-Event the toughest of equestrian sports. When the event was staged in Mexico it was the most dramatic on record, and Jane Bullen had a personal share of the drama. She almost lost Our Nobby on the roads and tracks, she plunged straight through the crowd after the fourteenth fence (and heard Prince Philip calling for her to Get Back), and she had two falls because of the desperately boggy ground. But the British team triumphed and Jane Bullen won a well-deserved Gold Medal.
This is Jane Bullens life-story, covering her childhood in Dorset, her experience in the show-ring, the Pony Club and in the world of three-day-eventing. It also includes a memorable (and highly entertaining) behind-the-scenes account of the Olympic Three Day Event.
Introduction by: Major Derek Allhusen
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 136 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.