The course-builder died on 14 August following a long battle with cancer.

The highlight of her riding career came when she qualified for the 1980 Royal International Horse Show at Wembley with her JA pony Shellalagh.

During the 1990s she built showjumping courses at Hickstead, mainly in ring five.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (1 September, 2011)