Prince Philip inducted into The British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
The Duke of Edinburgh was today (Tuesday, 9 January) inducted into The British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame.
Prince Philip was one of five great equestrians and a famous horse and legendary pony to receive the accolade from Britain's leading equine charity. He received the award for his huge contribution to the equestrian world, not least his presidency of the FEI.
The others equally honoured at a ceremony at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Barracks in London were: Olympic Silver Medallist Mary King; legendary show jumper Wilf White who died in 1995; Liz Edgar, who won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup a record five times, and former top show jumper Ted Edgar, and great mounts Ryan's Son and Colton Maelstrom.
BHS Chairman Patrick Print said: "Prince Philip, Mary, Wilf, Liz and Ted have all made remarkable contributions to equestrianism and deserve to be honoured. Ryan's Son was a fantastic horse and a great personality and Colton Maelstrom a brilliant pony who brought a great thrill to riders and spectators alike."
The laureates were selected by a panel chaired by Chairman Patrick Print FBHS and also comprising former BHS Chairman Michael Clayton, British Show Jumping Association Chairman Michael Mac, Para-Dressage star and Olympic gold medallist Lee Pearson, legendary eventer Ginny Elliot and Horse & Hound Editor Lucy Higginson.
The panel considered a number of nominations made by members of the public.
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