Dressage 5* Judge Wojtek Markowski of Poland Dies at Age of 67

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Wojtek Markowski, technical delegate at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with officials from Poland. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Wojtek Markowski (in blue coat), technical delegate at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with officials from Poland. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jan. 5, 2015

Wojtek Markowski of Poland, a top ranked International Equestrian Federation (FEI) 5* dressage judge who officiated around the world, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

A highlight of his career was Technical Delegate at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, a role he also filled at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010 as well as World Cup Finals in Las Vegas and the 2005 European Dressage Championships.

He judged at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the 2006 World Games in Aachen, Germany, the European Championships in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2009 as well as numerous World Cup Finals. He also officiated at the 2010 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany.

Wojtek worked at the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Lublin Medical University in Poland after studying at the Marie Curie University.

Correction: Wotjek Markowski was 67 years. An earlier version reported he was 66 years old. dressage-news.com regrets the error.