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Prince Philip has died

10 April 2021Author : Julien Counet

At 99 years old, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II remains, to this day, the longest serving President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). He held this position from 1964 to 1986, before his daughter, Princess Anne, took over.

During his tenure, he strongly supported and developed the Nations Cup and World Cup circuits, as well as the creation of the World Equestrian Games. A polo rider of very high caliber, Prince Philip has above all revealed himself to be an outstanding leader. He won the team gold medal with Great Britain at the 1980 World Championships, and also won three bronze medals collectively at the 1978, 1982 and 1984 World Championships, not forgetting that he also placed sixth in the individual competition in 1982. He was one of the greatest defenders of driving, which he brought into the FEI fold. It is not by chance that the greatest drivers such as Ijsbrand Chardon or Boyd Exell have paid tribute to him on this sad day.

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AuthorJulien Counet