A dedicated and long-time hunt supporter died in an accident while following the Cheshire hunt at Norbury last weekend.

Richard Gilchrist, 57, died after a fall while tackling a hedge on Saturday, 24 January. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pauline Barlow, chairman of the Cheshire, told H&H: “In his many seasons hunting he acted as a hunt committee member, treasurer of the point-to-point, chairman of the Horse Club, founder trustee of the Jorrocks Club and member of the Tarporley Hunt Club.

“Ricky’s life evolved around hunting — his whole family hunted as a group. He will be missed by everyone.”

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (29 January, ’09)