Anneli Drummond-Hay
Anneli Drummond-Hay auf Merely-a-Monarch, Amsterdam, 1970
Personal information
DisciplineShow jumping
Born (1937-08-04) August 4, 1937 (age 84)

Anneli Drummond-Hay is a female winner of 1961 Burghley Horse Trials riding her horse Merely-a-Monarch.[1]


Anneli Drummond-Hay Wucherpfennig was born Elizabeth Ann Drummond-Hay to Lady Margaret Drummond-Hay (née Douglas-Hamilton), daughter of the 13th Duke of Hamilton (1907-1993) and James Drummond-Hay (1905-1981), in Scotland on 4 August 1937.

Competitive career

At the age of 16 she won the European Pony Championship and was the leading rider of combined training in Britain for 3 years.

She won both Badminton and the first ever Burghley Horse Trials and was 2nd 5 times.

She changed to show jumping and won many Grand Prix competitions including Brussels, Geneva, S’hertogenbosch, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, Chile, Luxembourg, Monaco, Madrid, Mexico, Amsterdam, South Africa, Palermo and Great Britain. She won 2nd in Aachen, Rotterdam and the La Baule Grand Prix.

She won the Rome Derby on 2 occasions, the Hickstead Derby, the Geneva Derby, the Berlin Derby and the South African Derby twice.

She toured America and won the Grand Florida Championship, The Madison Square Garden's Championship and the All American Showjumping Championship.

She represented Great Britain for 14 years on the Olympic Nations Cup Team and was awarded the FEI Badge of Honour.

She won the European Show Jumping Championship.

Was British Sportswoman of the year 3 times and South African Sportswoman of the Year 8 times

Awarded the “Premio Caprilli” by the Italian Equestrian Federation for her outstanding achievements.

Awarded the “Golden Spurs” by the French Federation in conjunction with the Cadre Noir for her contribution to Showjumping

Won the FEI/Samsung World Challenge on 4 Occasions.

She holds the Ladies World High jump record at 2.36 meters.

The only rider to be shortlisted at Olympic Level in Dressage, Showjumping and 3 day Eventing for the same Olympic Games.

She trained the Dutch Junior Showjumping Champion in 2000 and 2001 whilst based in Holland

Trained the Runner up in the Junior European 3 Day Event in 2004

Her horse Merely-a-Monarch was inducted into the British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame in 2005 and on 19 October 2010, she was inducted into The British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame. The award ceremony was held at The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment barracks in Knightsbridge, London.

She holds the B.H.S.I. Qualification.

She now runs Penny Place Stables in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa where she teaches pupils at all ages and skill levels.

At 79 years old, she is still competing on her horse, Apollo, and getting placed in the top 3 every time.


  1. ^ "Ride of my life: Anneli Drummond-Hay". Horse and Hound. 11 September 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2014.