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Prince Philip interviewed for Horse & Hound
23 November 2003

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh talks to regular Horse & Hound driving correspondent Andrew Cowdery in a six-page interview in 25 November 2005 issue.

As the Prince's book, 30 years on and off the box seat, is about to be launched, he recalls his early competitive career in horse teams and the use of mares, and his decision to switch to ponies when people thought it strange to drive Fells.

Memories of people who have played a part in his life as a driver are included, as are the reasons he loves the sport so much. There are comments on the rapport between driver and horse, and how this differs from that between rider and horse.

With the horse fours world championship gold medal holder, Michael Freund, currently awaiting to hear on the status of his title following a positive test for valerian, the drugs in equestrian sports question is raised during the interview.

This interview is an exclusive with the Prince which will interest any reader who is passionate about their sport.

 

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