Jules Hopkins, a former joint-master of the Croome and West Warwickshire hunt, died on 2 September. She was 57 and had cancer.

Mrs Hopkins, who served the hunt in a range of roles, was joint-master from 1989-93, a position held by both her parents.

Her daughter Char, 18, said her mother was “mad keen” on hunting. “Four weeks after I was born, she was back at the opening meet,” she said.

Mrs Hopkins’s funeral is at 2.30pm on Friday 16 September at Pershore Abbey.
All are welcome.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (8 September, 2011)