Prince Philip will be the first recipient of the FEI’s new Lifetime Achievement Award at Olympia

A new award for dedicated and distinguished services to equestrian sport is to be presented to Prince Philip at the Olympia International Show Jumping Championships (19-23 December).

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on behalf of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) during the afternoon performance of the show on Wednesday, 19 December. Philip will be the first recipient of the award.

Prince Philip was a keen polo player until arthritis led him to switch to carriage driving in 1971. He was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the World Championships in 1980 and won the horse teams at Royal Windsor in 1982. FEI president from 1976-86, he helped devise the international rules for carriage driving.

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