Brian Toon, the hunting stalwart from Aylestone, Leics, died on 7 January, aged 72.

Mr Toon had been the honorary secretary of the Atherstone Hunt Club for many years and publicity officer for the Master of Foxhounds Association during the 1990s.

He wrote Foxhunting: Putting the Case, and was active in the British Field Sports Society.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (4 February, ’10)