Wonderful service and you all gave Ted a great send off. We will all miss him ! Love to all. X x
A wonderful send off. Ted is missed at Harper Fields along with yourself Liz and Sue and we can’t forget the Corgis. I loved Ted. Reception is not the same without him. It was a pleasure to have known him for the short time I did. Xx
It was a great day, you did him proud. That poem was so him! Liz Edgar you are a true lady. There will never be another Ted Edgar.
It was a lovely tribute to him you all did him proud, thank you for allowing us to celebrate his life with love from all at harper fields ♥
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it xxx
It was a lovely service a tribute to a great character and legend of the sport. 💙
So sorry I could not make but my thoughts are with you both.
So sorry we couldn't be there , you were all in our thoughts
Sleep tight Ted xxx
So sorry that I was away.. But I heard that the great man had a wonderful send off and you did him proud. With love ❤️
A beautiful farewell to a true legend . Love to you all x
It was a lovely service for an amazing man xx
What a fantastic service in memory of an amazing man. ❤️
Very fitting service for a real character - one of a kind!!
🍀Georgia Rutherford’s Equestrian Blog🍀 My blog this week is about the legend Ted Edgar who passed away yesterday. I have been reading the book Edgars Forever over Christmas so thought it would be nice to tell you what I’ve learnt about Ted.
In the book I had a great insight to the lives of some of the best riders in the world and how they made it to the top and they worked so hard at what they did and never gave up. Always striving for more to learn and succeed. Ted had a great involvement in helping these riders get to the top.
He competed as a junior and moved up to senior competitions, one of his best horses was Jane summers who he won many major competitions on including Horse and Hound Cup in 1956, the National Championship in 1959 and the Welsh Championship In 1960, they also won the Leading Showjumper of the Year Championship at the Horse of the Year Show in 1958.
Ted bought a grey, former rodeo horse called Uncle Max. Ted explains he would only perform to an audience: if he went to a show and no one was there, in a £1,000 class, he would have thirty faults. But at an ordinary show, with several hundred people watching and competing for a fiver for example, he would go to the lights. The combination went on to win the prestigious King George V Gold Cup at the Royal International Horse Show, at Wembley stadium where the only time show jumping has taken place on the turf. Which was Ted’s proudest moment. Uncle Max’s spectacular successes attracted sponsorship from Everest Double Glazing Company. All the horses carried the company prefix and this is how the Everest Stud was born.
The team trained and produced the Olympian Nick Skelton, Emma Jane Brown, Geoff Luckett, Lelsey McNaught and Janet Hunter also along them was his daughter Marie Edgar who won junior and young rider gold medals! all of which are still competing at top international level or still have involvement in the equestrian industry.
Ted was the first to create the ‘Horse Friendly’ American barn complexes in the UK for horses to view activity for them to see and to face the outdoors to relax. Ted was 100% Western Orientated.
Ted was a fearless and talented horseman, who’s character brightens up the surface of the equestrian scene. He had a real understanding of the horses and always did best for them, getting the best out of the horses, giving them all the care they need individually and brought the best out in them. Once he saw potential he locked on to it until they reached the top. ... See MoreSee Less
Wonderfully written such a great horseman with natural ability, groundbreaking in every sense, great business mind, sheer grit and forward thinking such a great legend in this wonderful sport. Huge respect to one of my childhood hero’s xx
It is with great sadness that the Equestrian world has learned of the passing of the British showjumping legend Ted Edgar at the age of 85. We all send our condolences to his wife Liz and daughter Marie.