29 november 2014
Budapest: József Dobrovitz sr. honouredAn emotional moment for the Dobrovitz family during the prize giving ceremony of the first competition of the FEI World Cup™ Driving in Budapest this afternoon. József Dobrovitz sr., father of today’s winner József Dobrovitz and grandfather of József Dobrovitz jr. and Márk and Krisztof Osztertág was honoured in the arena.
Dobrovitz sr., also know as the daddy of the family and uncle Joe of the drivers, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday and has meant a lot for the driving community in Hungary and abroad. His name and work is widely known among competitors, officials and driving sport fans.
His whole life has been focused on horses. In his childhood he transported goods to the market by a carriage. He fell in love with horses at a very young age and this feeling has been continued until today. 20 years ago he started to organize driving competitions too. The international driving event at his home in Vecsés has become an established event on the international calendar.
He was happy to see his son Jozsef Dobrovitz gain World and European Championship titles. He is also very proud of his grandsons – Joci, Márk and Kristóf – who are involved in driving successfully.