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by Pippa Funnell

  • ISBN: 0752865196
  • Category: Pets and Animal Care
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Pippa Funnell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion (September 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1257 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1649 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 967

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Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been s. Pippa Funnell - the autobiography. The equestrian sport of eventing has experienced a great deal of scrutiny, tragedy and change in the past decade.

Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions. Though much discussion over the past three years has been of the new format changes, the most uncontested feel-good story in the community has been that of Pippa Funnell. Thankfully, Pippa found the time through a very busy 2004 to record some of the details of her journey.

Philippa Rachel "Pippa" Funnell MBE (née Nolan, 7 October 1968) is an equestrian sportswoman who competes in eventing. In 2003, she became the first person to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing (consecutive wins at Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley). She also won Badminton in 2002 and 2005. At the European Championships, she has won two Individual golds (1999–2001) and three team golds (1999–2003).

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Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been s. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions, lacking that special ingredient that makes a true champion. In 2004 Pippa was a double Olympic medallist in Athens, and this autobiography includes her Olympic diary, as she records the ups and downs of the competition, the triumph of the dressage, her cross-country round and the showjump down that cost her a gold medal. As if all this were not enough, there was the controversy of the medals being reallocated on appeal, meaning Pippa won both a silver and a bronze.

Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene, but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a misser in the really big competitions,.

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The autobiography of the most successful Three Day Event rider of all time - updated for the paperback edition.Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions, lacking that special ingredient that makes a true champion. Everything began to change for her in 1999 when her results, including her first European title, were excellent, but it was at the Sydney Olympics that she really came of age, winning a silver medal.

Since Sydney, Pippa went from strength to strength. She completed the double of European Championships in 2001, she won Badminton in 2002, and in 2003 won the Rolex Grand Slam and was awarded Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times.

In 2004 Pippa was a double Olympic medallist in Athens, and this autobiography includes her Olympic diary, as she records the ups and downs of the competition, the triumph of the dressage, her cross-country round and the showjump down that cost her a gold medal. As if all this were not enough, there was the controversy of the medals being reallocated on appeal, meaning Pippa won both a silver and a bronze.

Comments

Danskyleyn Danskyleyn
Great read but not a single pic to help visually. Would have loved to see her with her horses or winning or with family. Kinda let down that I had to google the horses and competition pics. Her writing style is great though. Very great to read. Awesome story of her life.
Vivados Vivados
Two things strike me particularly having read this book: one is how honest Pippa is with herself and her readers and the other is just how challenging (not to mention terrifying) eventing is at the top level. If you are looking for an insider's view of the real world of top level eventing you will find it here.
Cashoutmaster Cashoutmaster
Well written. Presents a good look into the hectic life of a top competitive sports person. Very interesting look at behind the scenes workload.
sergant sergant
Pippa offers the reader an insight into her day to day life. I enjoyed reading this book.
Dobpota Dobpota
Pippa Funnell - the autobiography

The equestrian sport of eventing has experienced a great deal of scrutiny, tragedy and change in the past decade. Though much discussion over the past three years has been of the new format changes, the most uncontested feel-good story in the community has been that of Pippa Funnell. Thankfully, Pippa found the time through a very busy 2004 to record some of the details of her journey.

Remarkably, she tells the story of her life to this moment in time (21 August 2004 -- such that the book could be launched at Burghley) in such a way that it is not just a summary of happenings. She draws you into to her horse crazed youth. She describes the pains of pursuing the life of an athlete - one where both parents are not always pleased with your decisions. She describes the sacrifices - particularly as they relate to family - that are implicit in the life of one seeking to be the best in the world. She details each event in the book with great success. Information is supplied for the reason of understanding - no more, no less, and we are then able to follow the story-line as it unfolds. She displays the uncanny ability to transmit the feeling of her `nerves' into her written text. Fortunately, there is no tidy epilogue - and this is most suitable as her story continues.

Her account of the equestrian details is most satisfying. She expounds on her development as a rider - both physically and mentally/emotionally. Her insight in to her cross country riding and balance should be duly noted by many. Through her account of her work with Nicky Heath, we all learn of the importance of the mental game. And of course, she tells her tale in a fashion that pays highest respect to the horses that have made her successes possible.

When we finish her story, we feel satisfied that she has really `left no stone unturned.' We get the sense that things will never truly go `belly up' for Pippa Funnell ever again. Go ahead, read this book, and then shower your horse with praise.
Buridora Buridora
Just love Pippa and follow her riding. This is a great read and inspires riders of all ages and levels to push through their issues - either with themselves, others and/or their horses and get to the goal!! Great stuff!!!!