Pippa Funnell

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Date of Birth October 7, 1968
Place of Birth Crowborough, England
Age 52 years old
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Pippa Funnell

Philippa Rachel "Pippa" Funnell MBE is an equestrian sportswoman who competes in eventing. In 2003, she became the first person to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. She also won Badminton in 2002 and 2005. At the European Championships, she has won two Individual golds and three team golds. She is a three-time Olympic medallist, winning team silver in 2000 and 2004, and an individual bronze in 2004. She also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Full name: Philippa Rachel Funnell
Discipline: Eventing
Born: 7 October 1968, Crowborough, East Sussex
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About Pippa Funnell

Olympic equestrian rider specializing in eventing. She become the first person in history to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which entails consecutive wins at Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley.

Before Fame

She took her first horse, Sir Barnaby, from pony club level to the prestigious Badminton event.

Achievement

She was the first woman to become the number one-ranked eventing rider, and after retiring from the sport, wrote a series of pony-related children's books.

Family Life

She married William Funnell, an international show jumper himself.

Associations

Ellen Whitaker is another popular British equestrian.

Information related to Pippa Funnell

  • Olympic equestrians of Great Britain
  • Equestrians at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Equestrians at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Equestrians at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Olympic medalists in equestrian
  • Olympic bronze medallists for Great Britain
  • Olympic silver medallists for Great Britain
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