Doublet (1963 – 1974) was a Thoroughbred cross gelding. 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.

BreedThoroughbred cross
OwnerPrincess Anne
TrainerAlison Oliver

Beginning edit

Doublet was a gelding presented to Princess Anne 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 27 March 1971, the gelding threw Princess Anne.[3][4]

He won gold at the European 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]

Death edit

On 13 May 1974, while training on the grounds of Windsor Castle, Doublet suffered a broken leg. 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.
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  3. ^ Lodi News-Sentinel - Mar 29, 1971 2914,6622958 Retrieved 2012-01-27
  4. ^ 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[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Martha DUFFY - Copyright © 2010 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.article-vault Retrieved 2012-01-27
  8. ^ GETTY Images 2004
  9. ^ Archives © 2000-2012 Retrieved 2012-01-27