27 November 2014

The FEI Lifetime Achievement Award Brooch

The Queen was presented with the inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement Award on November 26, 2014 by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, President of the FEI, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (Fédération Équestre Internationale). The award, given in honor of her lifelong support of equestrian sport, includes this brooch. Made of diamonds set in white gold and created specially for The Queen, it mirrors the insignia of the FEI Awards (seen below). The design is a shape created from nine interlocking horseshoes.
I think this is a lovely design, including a connection to Her Majesty's passion but without being overly themed, and it will be interesting to see how The Queen uses it.

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