Wilfred H. White  - Equestrian Archive
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Wilfred H. White - Equestrian Archive
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
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Wilfred H. White  - Equestrian Archive
Lot Details
Wilfred H. White - Equestrian Archive
The Equestrian Collection of Wilfred White OBE (1904-1995). Comprising: A pewter Prize Salver, Coup De Nations 1949. A collection of plated Trophy Salvers by Mappin & Webb, International Horse Show. Edward Prince of Wales International Challenge Cup. dated 1952, 1953,1954,1956,1957. A large plated salver with inscribed autographs. A collection of Bronze medals, The Martini Award. Special award Light Horse and Pony Ballot. Horseman of the Year. dated 1957,1958,1959,1960. A collection of Bronze medals, International Horse Show, competitor. dated 1950,1952,1953,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958. A cased Order of the British Empire, with miniature and badge, Wilfred H White. A framed certificate, Order of the British Empire.

A pair of framed certificates, British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame. Three framed photographs of White competing on Nizefla. A framed original Daily Express cartoon by Roy Ullyett dated 1955. A medallion CHIO Rome 1949. A medallion CHIO Rome 1951 1st Place. A cast alloy plaque CHIO Bad Aachen 1958. A pair of cast alloy plaques, Horse of the Year Show. A collection of various Judges and Stewards badges. A large collection of Prize rosettes. The programme for the Bertram Mills Circus Royal performance for the International Equestrian Fund 1959. A leaflet of British Equestrian Successes 1936-1972. A scrapbook collection of loose photographs and papers, together with a small collection of fan letters and details of Nizefela's career.

Items relating to White's mount, Nizefela including; A Bronze equestrian statue of Nizefela by A.V.Gunter, presented by the British Show Jumping Association. A portrait by W.J.Perrin, oil on canvas, together with a small painted wooden portrait plaque. An iron horse shoe and a length of plaited horse hair in an envelope inscribed Hair of Nizefela. Monday August 27th 1973 went to rest (quantity)

Footnotes

  • Wilfred H White was born in Cheshire, the son of a Farmer. He rode from an early age and began competitive Show Jumping aged 17, acquiring the four year old Nizefela in 1946. They formed an enduringly successful partnership at International level until the horse's retirement. A big, bold bay gelding, Nizefela was famous for kicking back as he cleared the jumps. Together they competed in the British Nations Cup Teams, contributing to eight British Team victories at the White City between 1949-1957. White was also a member of the British Show Jumping Association executive and a Steward of the Royal Show for 21 years, as well as holding a National Hunt trainer's license. One of the greatest Show Jumpers of the mid 20th century, He was awarded the OBE for services to Equestrianism in 1958 and was inducted into the British Horse Society Hall of Fame in 2007.
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