A royal tri­umph

Country Life Every Week - - Country Life 1897–2017 -

PRINCESS ANNE, rid­ing Dou­blet, takes the Euro­pean event­ing crown (a feat re­peated by her daugh­ter, Zara Phillips, in 2005): ‘I doubt if there has ever been an oc­ca­sion like this one, for when the Prin-

cess started her round [at Burgh­ley] I think that 20,000 peo­ple rode each yard of the way with her and jumped ev­ery fence, erupt­ing into cheers as the last was cleared.

‘Great Bri­tain [team], of course, re­tained the ti­tle, but the Rus­sians pushed into sec­ond place leav­ing the gal­lant Ir­ish in third (if only they would try to learn a lit­tle dres­sage)’ (Septem­ber 9, 1971).

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