Dorothy Cook, a former joint-master of the Holderness, died in her sleep at her home Freshlands in Owstwick, East Yorks, on 11 April, aged 86.

A lifelong supporter of the Holderness, Dorothy began her hunting career on the local butcher’s cob.

She became the hunt’s first non-riding lady joint-master in 1987 and her love for the sport took her out into the field until earlier this year.

Hospitality at the meets Dorothy hosted at Freshlands was, noted one hunt supporter, “always second to none”.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (26 April 2012)