Entries to the Horse World Remembers Book of Condolence will be on display at the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021, as a gesture of appreciation for the Duke’s incredible life and achievements.
I had the honour and fortunate of meeting him twice when he awarded me my Duke of Edinburgh Awards. He was both charming, witty and a real gentleman.
thank you for everything you did in your long life both for equestrianism and for the UK. we will miss you Sir.
Peace be with you, you have left a fabulous legacy encompassing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, your equestrian involvements, your encouragement of a better future for the youth of today- so much good for so many. God be with you.
We met you at Windsor Park driving your Fell ponies and we were driving our Dales you gave us such a lovely smile. Thank you so much for all you have done for the Horse world we are forever in your debt. Rest in peace.
In memory of an amazing man who I had the pleasure of watching at 2 events with his driving. We have learnt so much more about this wonderful human being in the last week and we have so much to thank him for. He will forever be remembered for so many wonderful things. May he rest in peace and with much love and thanks for all he has done x
To Your Royal Highness Prince Philip. Sir, you will be greatly missed by all in the equestrian world. Say hallo to our boy. Be at peace.
I was born and raised in Windsor a horse mad girl who started learning to ride at the age of 7 . I have been to Windsor horse show every year since I can remember and have many wonderful memories of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh driving or watching events with Her Magesty the Queen. In later years when the show moved inside the castle I have brought my children and grandchildren. One year I was stood a few paces away from the Queen and Prince Philip watching the young riders showing the Queen 's Fell ponies in the pouring rain. You could see they enjoyed the show and were encouraging the young riders. The Queens pony came first and I turned to congratulate her and she nodded thanks and the Duke asked if I had a pony in the class . When I replied I hadn't, he smiled and commented that I must love horses very much to hang about in the rain whilst other spectators had taken shelter. I said I did and he said You're in good company then!
He was in that moment an ordinary man who enjoyed being with horses. At Windsor Horse show you always felt part of the Royal horsey family and that they were just like us enjoying the wonderful animals who are as much part of our heritage as the Royal Family. Growing up in Windsor I am proud that His Royal Highness will have his funeral there, Windsor is their home and they are very much loved in the town. My heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty and all the Royal family. I only have that one small memory of a lovely man who took time to speak to a young girl in the pouring rain and I am sad that !an had gone but his legacy will go on . God Bless you sir,rest in peace. My prayers are with the family and friends who have lost a devoted husband caring father and grandfather and an inspirational man for many people. I think in his lifetime not everyone appreciated him or how dedicated he was. I am loving all the memories being shared . I will be watching the funeral as will all my family to pay our respects to an exceptional man . I will always remember him smiling as he spoke to me in the pouring rain.
World Horse Welfare is profoundly grateful for the passion and commitment His Royal Highness The Prince of Edinburgh brought to equestrian sport. He was an impressive equestrian in his own right as well as being hugely influential in the wider world of horse sport. from elite to grassroots level, which in turn has highlighted the importance of the welfare of the horses involved. His loss will be felt across equestrianism but his legacy will live on. May he rest in peace.
Having had a ride-and-drive pony myself as a child I was thrilled much later in life to watch Prince Philip driving, both at the Lowther Horse Trials when I lived in West Cumbria and also later at the Windsor Horse Show when one of my daughters lived in Slough. I loved the Pony Club in Witham, Essex, but was never agile enough to enter the Prince Philip Games! He was such a large and wonderful presence in the horse world and did so much for our country in an unobtrusive way. We all owe him a lot. May he rest in the peace he so richly deserves.
Mrs Wendy Zebedee (née Ransome)
The equestrian world has lost a great ally and man of influence with competitive experience in both polo and carriage driving, but his knowledge of all equestrian activities could not be questioned. As a member of the British Royal Family, he also had first hand contact with eventing and racing, and with the Queen's tremendous knowledge of breeding top class thoroughbreds, his equestrian experience was immense.
This was a man who was born into a different Royal Family abroad, but experienced hardship and danger at an early age. Upon marrying Queen Elizabeth he made great personal sacrifices not least giving up a successful career in the Royal Navy, but forged a remarkable future involving young people, which many must be eternally grateful for.
Prince Philip will be greatly missed and his like will not be seen again. Many of us involved in equestrian activities are extremely grateful to him for his efforts involving others, both young and old.
My heartfelt condolences to HM The Queen and family. What a wonderful gentleman. I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting him through carriage driving in the 1970s and beyond to the present day. He was always charming, always had a quip and a kind word and was very much "just one of us", always making sure at parties that everyone was included . He made such a huge contribution to equestrianism, carriage driving and and the country and will be remembered with great fondness.. Rest in peace Sir.
To an amazing man with an amazing mind who inspired 1000`s of youngsters to achieve their best no matter their background & who gave of himself to better the equestrian world. We will forever be in your debt. Thank you for being a kind and giving person the world will miss you.
Rest in peace.
Happy memories of seeing Prince Philip at Windsor Horse show & Sandringham horse trials.
A wonderful example of duty & dedication to our Queen & the country.
A true loss for the people of Great Britain and the equestrian world, always a patient kind gentleman. It was an honor to carriage drive with and against you, at Windsor.
The Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games Competition was instigated in 1957 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh for Pony Club members. One of the most memorable moments in my equestrian career was taking part in the Final. The enthusiasm, team spirit, excitement and riding skills it taught me have stayed with me to this day. It is still a wonderful competition and one of his many contributions to young people.
A true gentleman and superb horseman. A man of incomparable standards.
I had the great privilege of meeting His Royal Highness The Prince Philip when I was invited to present for the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
He was wonderfully candid, funny and took the time to speak with me during proceedings, which is a memory I will cherish.
As a horseman and as a key figure in advancing the sport, he will remembered and appreciated always. This is great loss to the equestrian world and beyond, but we will fondly remember all that he achieved and the remarkable legacy he has left.
May you rest in eternal peace
Charlotte Dujardin CBE
The England 2019 Mounted Games Team would like to thank the Duke of Edinburgh for the memories and experiences he has given them through the Prince Philip Cup.
We and hundreds more riders will always be grateful for the competition that he created. It has given us all so many wonderful times and life changing experiences that we will never forget. We are sure his legacy will continue to influence many more young riders lives
Libby Hawkins, Fred Jackson, Alex Mallalieu, Luke Grimshaw, Ben Connell & Molly Gravells
To His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Your dedication to equestrian sports was simply immeasurable and long lasting; from your Presidency with the FEI through to your dedicated efforts in creating the FEI World Equestrian Games. As an athlete, as a leader and as a professional, your endeavours and achievements for equestrian sport will never be forgotten and is a legacy for all.
May you rest in eternal peace
- Carl Hester
To The Duke Of Edinburgh, To a Fierce Equestrian, To a Gentleman who was deeply loved my many and laid to rest. You will not be forgotten. I hope where you are now is filled with horses and fields where you can relax like a true equestrian! I hope you get to see loved people and horses you have lost again. Thank you for being a inspiration within the equestrian community. Rest In Peace Phillip
Thank you Sir for your service to the equestrian world and to this great country. Always had a smile and a word for people whether at the farm shop or out in the park at Windsor.
Always remember one time I commented that I was too old to ride now to be told "nonsense you're never too old"
May you rest in peace.
Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead . Such an amazing horseman and ambassador for the sport . R.I.P HRH The Duke of Edinburgh .
Scott ,Maxine & Ellie Green
One in a million, he has done so many good things that people are unaware off
West Hants Mounted Games team have had an incredible journey competing for the Price Philip cup. A sport created by the Duke of Edinburgh for ordinary children on ordinary ponies (although these days both are extraordinary) it opens up a whole world of opportunities for the children. Travelling up and down the country competing with friends they make for life and those lucky enough earn the opportunity to compete at tops shows such as Royal Windsor and Horse of The Year Show for the Prince Philip Cup final.
West Hants Prince Philip Cup teams have been very fortunate and qualified for the HOYs final 4 times in the last 6 years and are the current champions of the Prince Philip Cup. Our team members and their families would like to thank you for the purpose and inspiration you have given us all and the memories we have that will last a lifetime.
Thank you Sir for the words of encouragement you gave me all those years ago. Thank you to the Gentleman who was really the originator of the World Equestrian Games. Thank you for the introduction and recognition of the Non Olympic Disciplines to the F.E.I.. You gave many athletes,(Including myself) the opportunity to compete and represent my country on the world stage...