Alan Armstrong – known as “Scobie” – died on 5 October, aged 69, after suffering heart and lung problems.

Mr Armstrong – whose nickname was due to his resemblance to Australian jockey Scobie Breasley – ran the Belle Vue Stables in Colston Bassett, Notts, for 30 years after a career in the Scots Guards.

He hunted with the Belvoir, South Nottinghamshire and Quorn and was a keen owner of racehorses and point-to-pointers for many years.

The funeral is at 11.30am on 3 November, at St John’s Church, Colston Bassett.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (27 October, 2011)