Doublet (horse)

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Doublet
Breed Thoroughbred
Sire Doubtless
Dam Swaté
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1963
Owner Princess Anne
Trainer Alison Oliver

Doublet (b. 1963 - †.1974) was a horse named from the word doublet. Doublet was a successful performer in the sport of Eventing in which he was the regular mount of Princess Anne. Doublet was ridden by Princess Anne when winning the gold medal in the 1971 European Eventing Championship.

Beginning[edit]

Doublet was a gelding presented to Princess Anne, Princess Royal as a gift from her mother Queen Elizabeth II.[1] He was sired by the Argentinian Thoroughbred stallion Doubtless out of a non-Thoroughbred mare named Swaté.[2]

Activity[edit]

His trainer was Alison Oliver.[1]

On the 27thof March 1971 the gelding threw the Princess Royal.[3][4]

He won Gold at the Europeen three-day eventing championships, in Burghley with Princess Anne on 4 September 1971, and finished fifth at the Badminton Horse Trials in the same year.[5][6]

Was in Kiev in 1973 later suffering ailments.[7][8]

End[edit]

On May 13, 1974 while training in the grounds of Windsor Castle the gelding suffered when one of his legs broke and aged 11 his life was humanely ended.[1][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Boca Raton News May 14, 1974 Browse this newspaper »Browse all newspapers ». Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.sporthorse-data.com/d?i=10246801
  3. ^ Lodi News-Sentinel - Mar 29, 1971 2914,6622958 Retrieved 2012-01-27
  4. ^ HistoryOrb.com Archives © 2000-2012 Retrieved 2012-01-27
  5. ^ Charity No: 210504, SC038516 British Horse Society - ©2009 The British Horse Society. Retrieved 2012-01-27
  6. ^ The Official website of the Governing Body of BRITISH EVENTING
  7. ^ Martha DUFFY - Copyright © 2010 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.article-vault Retrieved 2012-01-27
  8. ^ GETTY Images 2004 http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/princess-anne-rides-her-horse-doublet-over-a-fence-during-news-photo/51145115
  9. ^ HistoryOrb.com Archives © 2000-2012 Retrieved 2012-01-27