RIP Brigit Powell

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:03

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Brigit Powell at the age of 84. Brigit was a dedicated judge, writer and horse owner, as well as being a profound supporter of the sport.

Close friend of Brigit, Lorrie Sisson, said; "I have just heard from Jane Kendall that Brigit has passed away. It is so sad. She came on the first trip I ever took for the BDSC [British Dressage Supporters Club] to Rome in 1998 and she only missed one in all those years. She was always a pleasure to have with us and enjoyed them so much."

Brigit was a list 5 judge and regularly judged at shows around Cornwall and Devon. She also wrote for judges on a regular basis at the major shows held at Hartpury College.

Brigit was a co-owner of the highly successful Chagall, also owned and ridden by Isobel Wessels. Isobel first met Brigit when she was taking a judges' course in Cornwall, this led to Brigit expressing an interest in buying a horse with her – the result of this was a co-ownership of Isobel’s Grand Prix horse Chagall.

Remembering Brigit, Isobel’s husband Justin said; "For us, not only was she was the most supportive and generous owner, we will miss her as a friend enormously."

All at British Dressage offer our condolences to Brigit’s friends and family at this sad time. Details of Brigit’s funeral will be published when available.

Brigit is pictured with Chagall and Cassie Price at the Addington Manor Winter Regional Championships in 2009.