Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal receives Longines Ladies Award
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 14/06/16 5:55pm
Her Royal Highness, Anne, Princess Royal received the Longines Ladies Award on Monday, celebrating her lifelong achievements at the very highest level of equestrian sport.
The Princess Royal was joined by global equestrian industry leaders at London's Natural History Museum at the gathering on the eve of Royal Ascot to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of great women.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, vice president and head of international marketing of Longines said: "We are delighted to be honour Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal as the recipient of this year's Longines Ladies Award.
"She is a formidably talented horsewoman and deserves huge praise for her achievements and contributions in the equestrian world as both a competitor and administrator.
Lord Coe, who worked closely with Princess Anne during her role in the organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games, added: "I think the Princess Royal's contribution to sport has been enormous. She is somebody that is passionate about sport and enjoys sport for all the right reasons. We need more of those people."
The Princess Royal competed for several years with the British Eventing team and became European Champion in 1971.
She went on to win a further three European medals over the next four years before earning selection to compete for Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal.
The Princes Royal became President of the British Olympic Association in 1983 and is a member of the International Olympic Committee.