In Memoriam- Wojtek Markowski(POL)

The EEF Board Member , Dr. Wojtek Markowski passed away yesterday (5 January) in Poland at the age of 69.

Born on 1 June 1946, Markowski pursued a chemistry education in Marie Curie- Sklodowska University in Lublin(POL) where he also continued to be an academic staff in the Medical University of Lublin at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine until 2012.

Wojtek Markowski obtained his first riding instructor diploma from Poznan Academy of Physical Education in 1975 and was active as an international judge in eventing/dressage since 1982 and 1985 respectively. In 1989, he became official level FEI dressage judge(5*) and has acted as foreign judge, technical delegate and jurry member in numerous Olympic and World Equestrian Games, as well as European Championships.

At his home country, Wojtek Markowski served for the equestrian sport in various levels including  board member, dressage and judges committee chair, and national course director.

In December 2012, Markowski has been elected as the board member in the European Equestrian Federation(EEF) and has acted in several working groups.

The president, Dr. Hanfried Haring, said : “It is very sad to lose yet another advocate of our sport. Wojtek has been the driving force in our institution for dressage. He has initiated and chaired the EEF Dressage Working Group, where he was as enthusiastic as ever, with his new ideas.  His contribution and spirit for the sport will not be forgotten.”

Wojtek Markowski was under treatment for 2 months following an operation.

The EEF expresses its sincere condolences to his family and friends, to the Polish Equestrian Federation and our sport community.