In Memoriam: Christopher Schofield

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Many young British Eventing riders enjoyed success during his leadership of the Young Rider Selectors programme, including William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook and Pippa Funnell.  Christopher Schofield (GBR), former Chairman of Great Britain’s Young Rider Selectors programme, passed away on January 4th at the age of 90. The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Schofield, to British Eventing and the British equestrian community. Legendary junior and young Eventing trainer Gill Watson worked alongside Christopher as team trainer from 1981: “He was the backbone to all the British Young Riders success and really set the ball rolling,” she said. “To me, he was the most amazing supporter and friend.” Horse Sport Enews The funeral service will be held at 11am on 13 January at St Mary The Virgin, Hambledon, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 6RX, UK. Tags: Christopher Schofield, center_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Jane Holderness-Roddam, who secured team gold in Eventing for Great Britain at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, remembers Christopher Schofield as “a truly great character, he was always incredibly enthusiastic and supportive and was always thrilled to hear how the Young Riders were getting on, even in more recent years. He was always there with wise words of advice for us all.” SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img