The long-term organiser of Aldon Horse Trials, William “Scrap” Batten, died suddenly on 25 May, following a stroke. He was 87.

Scrap ran Aldon for 35 years with his wife Sue. They were presented with a British Eventing (BE) award for their great service to the sport in 1997.

He is survived by Sue, four children and many grand- and great-grandchildren.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (6 June 2013)