During a time when we may not be able to pay tribute in person, The Horse World Remembers – an Equestrian Tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh will be coordinated by the Royal Windsor Horse Show, of which Prince Philip was the active President for 30 years. See how you can join in the celebration.
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At the heart of The Horse World Remembers is an online Book of Condolence, which will form the platform for collective memories and tributes. Messages from organisations and individuals, professionals and amateurs alike are all welcome.
Everybody is welcome to write whatever comes to mind. It could be personal, it could be reflective, it could be joyous. Or it could be a message to His Royal Highness to thank him for his contribution to the horse world. The message can be anonymous or not, it is up to you – photographs, stories, condolences and thoughts are all welcome.
The Book of Condolence can be found at www.horseworldremembers.com.
A DRIVING FORCE
Amongst his other manifold achievements, Prince Philip was a great equestrian. Combining the best qualities of both horsemanship and sportsmanship, the Duke competed at the highest level in Polo and Carriage Driving. He was also one of the driving forces behind the instigation of the latter on the world stage. He administered and led the International Equestrian Federation in one of the sport’s most successful phases, starting and supporting new equestrian disciplines, and even utilising his engineering interest to develop state of the art carriages for competition. Elsewhere, his genuine and engaged patronage of the Pony Club encouraged youth involvement in the sport at the grassroots level.
PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
During the 2021 Royal Windsor Horse Show (1st to 4th July) the entries to the Book of Condolence will be on display on a Wall. The Wall will become a central feature for people to remember The Duke of Edinburgh, and his amazing equestrian achievements. The entries will also be bound into a book for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen.
Royal Windsor Horse Show and event organizer H Power Group