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Prince Philip started carriage racing when he was 50 The Duke of Edinburgh was instrumental in helping to establish carriage driving and took part well into his 80s but gave up competitions some years ago.
He said: 'I started driving because I'd been playing polo, and I cheap genuine pandora decided I'd give up polo when I was 50. 'I was looking round to see what next, I didn't know what there was available. 'And I suddenly thought, well, we've got horses and carriages so why don't I have a go. 'So I borrowed four horses from the stables pandora charms near me in London, took them to Norfolk and practised and thought why not?' The Duke described how he convened a committee of equestrian experts to come up with a set of international rules for the fledgling sport of carriage driving. And after the problems of his carriage being smashed up when competing, Philip said he had one built by the mechanical workshops at Sandringham which was 'indestructible'. Asked about his special memories from his competing days, the casually dressed Duke, who pandora new charms was interviewed at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, joked: 'Turning over here in the water.' He was also asked about what he enjoyed most about the individual elements of the carriage competition and replied laughing: 'I didn't have a favourite, we just had to get through them. 'They were all fun. I mean it so happened, I don't know why but I always did rather well at dressage. I didn't manage the obstacles very well.' Asked about what it was like competing on the British team, he said: 'Oh it was great fun, yes we went all over the place. I went to Hungary twice, to Poland, the Netherlands it was very entertaining.' Prince Philip competing in the 2006 Hopetoun Estate horse driving trials (left). He stopped at the pub for a pint whilst competing at Cirencester Park in 1975 (right) It comes as he took the reins as he rode a horse and carriage to the horse show on Wednesday morning. He represented Britain at several European and World Championships, looked delighted to be back in the driver's seat. The sport involves either two or four wheeled carriages pulled by a single horse, a tandem or four in hand team. It involves dressage, time trials and a challenging obstacle course. The Duke of Edinburgh was on his way to the Royal Windsor Horse Trials an event he regularly attends. The five day show, held in the private grounds at Windsor Castle, is now in its 72nd year and the Queen has attended every single year since it began as a wartime fundraising event back in 1943. Most watched News videos Shocking footage shows devastation inside Grenfell flat after fire Moment 48 year old man is arrested after van ploughs into crowd Finsbury Park suspect appears to blow kiss inside police van Angry crowd gather as police arrest Finsbury Park attack suspect You wanna kill me? Worshippers tackle Finsbury Park suspect him alone Imam tells people to leave alleged attacker 7 people injured in Myrtle Beach shooting caught on Facebook Live Corbyn asks why Grenfell survivors have yet to be rehoused The scene at Seven Sisters Rd where a ploughed into people Hammond: Cladding already ILLEGAL in this country Distressing scenes in Finsbury Park moments after van attack Donald, Melania and Barron depart for first stay at Camp David Dramatic moment police held back furious crowd as they. Inside hell's tower: Charred tomb in the sky is revealed. Moment Finsbury Park mosque terror attack suspect 'blows. Back so soon? Trump, Melania and Barron arrive back at. Miracle as Syrian family of five who were reported. We're all going on a dumber holiday! Desperate travellers. Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson slammed on Twitter after. Residents whose homes were destroyed in the Grenfell. Who's this ex wife of a billionaire catching the bus?. Tourist streams mass shootout on Facebook Live: Man. Tiger Woods spends Father's Day at the movies with his. Prince of hearts: William echoes Diana as he shows his. 'I took my daughter to the dentist, and where to purchase pandora charms they brought her. Man, 22, is charged with murder after a Muslim girl, 17,. 'At least two dead' as holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed. 'I'm a tramp? Your daughter was in a hotel with me!':.
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