Farewell to horse trials pioneer Peggy Maxwell

  • Peggy Maxwell, a stalwart of eventing who set up Windsor Horse Trials with the Princess Royal in 1979 and ran the event for 23 years, has died. She was 93.

    Before her involvement with Windsor, Peggy organised the popular Crookham Horse Trials, expanding it into Britain’s first ever two-day event in the early 1970s.

    She was also a highly respected dressage judge and one of the first ever commentators for this phase at major events.
In 2003, Peggy received an MBE for her contribution to eventing.

    Her funeral will take place at 12.30pm on 14 January at St Mary’s Church, Frensham, Surrey.

    This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (10 January 2013)

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