10 October 2020

Hungarian FEI Steward István Bartha has passed away

We received the shocking news that Hungarian FEI steward István Bartha unexpectedly passed away yesterday, 9 October. István was 71 years old.

He was a key member of the Steward teams at international and national driving events in Hungary and abroad. He was a steward every year at the CAI in Lipica (SLO) as well as at the FEI Driving World Championships for Pairs in Lipica 2017, in Fábiánsebestyén 2015 and the FEI Driving World Championships for Combined Ponies in Kisbér-Ászár in 2019. He was also present at the CAI’s in Mélykút, Fábiánsebestyén, Vecsés and Kisbér-Ászár this year and in the previous years. He was very active as a national judge and course designer in Hungary, and was training and helping numerous drivers at national level. His jokes and helping words will be missed by many at the competitions.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

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