The International Series celebrates the Martial (or Military) Horse.
This is a photo of Charles “Chuck” Grant, the Father of American Dressage, with his Army horse Jet at the Chicago Armory in 1941, performing the kneel. Chuck led a distinguished military career that began in 1933 then went on to organize the first civilian dressage show to be held in the United States in 1948. He was further honored as the third person inducted in the Dressage Hall of Fame. It was the US Army that gave him the opportunity to learn about, train and ride horses. He took that knowledge and went on to become one of the greatest horsemen the world has known.