Written by Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation.
Capt. Mark Phillips won team gold medal for Great Britain at the Munich Olympics in 1972 and also rode on the gold medal winning British teams for the World Championships in 1970 and European Championships in 1971. He won Badminton four times in 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1981, as well as Burghley in 1973.
He designed the Burghley CCI4* cross country course from 1989-1996, 1998-2000, and 2005-present, and also designed the Luhmühlen CCI4* course for 12 years. He is also the course designer for the 2018 World Equestrian Games at Tryon.
He served as Chef d’equipe for the U.S. Eventing Team for nearly 20 years. Click here to read the full list of his many achievements in the USEA’s announcement.
Mark Phillips riding Maid Marion at Ledyard in 1973.
Rick Foltz Photo.
Six total inductees will officially join the USEA Hall of Fame at the 2018 Induction Ceremony, which will be held in December during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.