Prince Philip has been recognised for his “outstanding services to equestrianism” by the British Horse Society (BHS).
The Duke of Edinburgh received the Queen’s Award for Equestrianism at the Royal Windsor Horse Show today (Thursday 8 May).
BHS chairman Patrick Print said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history of service to the horse industry, including a lengthy term as president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
“Although he is perhaps most widely known for his contribution to the sport of competitive carriage driving — a sport he largely invented — he has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the Riding for the Disabled Association and the Pony Club, founding the Prince Philip Cup for the Pony Club mounted games.”
“Few people can claim to have been so closely and productivey involved in so many aspects of equestrianism.”
He was selected from nine nominees submitted by member bodies of the British Equestrian Federation.
Other nominees were Yogi Breisner, Douglas Bunn, Catriona Cook, Hamish John Lochore, Dawn Wofford, Di Refern and Major WL Thompson and Desi Dillingham
The final selection of Prince Philip was made by the BHS board of trustees.