The first two inductees — Lucinda Green and Supreme Rock — have entered eventing’s Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is the brainchild of the Event Riders’ Association (ERA) and has been set up to honour the horses and riders who have played a starring role in the sport down the years (see 19 April’s H&H).
ERA chairman Clayton Fredericks described six-time Badminton winner Lucinda Green and Pippa Funnell’s Supreme Rock as “two truly worthy characters.”
A delighted Lucinda added: “I am absolutely thrilled. It has been a long time since I won anything and it is lovely to feel that I am worthy of such an honour. It really is very special to me.”
Supreme Rock’s owner Emma Pitt said: “It is a huge honour to receive this award as recognition of how Supreme Rock was adored by the British public.”
The next batch of laureates will be presented at the four-star at Luhmuhlen later in the year. Nominations, which are open to non-ERA members, can be made online at www.eventridersassociation.com
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Lucinda fought off competition from Paralympic gold medalist Lee Pearson and the Whitaker family, who were all shortlisted from nominations made by H&H readers.
Lucinda said: “This is something that I really can’t believe has happened, it is the most unexpected award to have come my way in many years.”
See how Lucinda got on in our exclusive video (below), and pick up a copy of the magazine (24 November 2011) for more of Lucinda’s fascinating insights into riding this “happy, balanced champion”.