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The Grasshopper is one of only five horses to be ridden in 6+ CCIO's (Official International Team Competitions). The Connemara/Thoroughbred gelding stood a mere 15.1 hands. He won two individual gold medals at the Pan Am games under rider Michael Page, and at the age of 16 was apart of the silver medal winning eventing team during the '64 Tokyo Olympics. Page spoke very highly of him, noting his physical and mental toughness and said that he doesn't expect to ever see another horse like him.