Princess Anne may be The Queen‘s only daughter, but with three European Championship medals under her belt, the 1971 BBC Sports Personality of the Year title, an Olympics to her name (Montreal in 1976) and a stint as the president of the FEI (1986-1994), this horswoman is an icon of the equestrian world in her own right.
On her 65th birthday today (15 August 2015), we’ve dug into the archives to celebrate Princess Anne’s status as equestrian royalty — from her competition days to watching the next generation in action.
Princess Anne in pictures
Princess Anne and Doublet on their way to an eventing European Championship individual gold medal at Burghley in 1971
Princess Anne and Goodwill at the European Championships in Kiev 1973
Princess Anne makes her Olympic debut in Montreal in 1976 with Goodwill, in front of an impressive crowd for the dressage. She was the first member of the British royal family to compete in an Olympics