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Farewell to… driving stalwart and hackney enthusiast Elspeth Gill

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Driving stalwart and hackney enthusiast Elspeth Gill has died.

Ms Gill was born in 1936 and grew up in Scotland. Her father was a film director and she too went into the industry.

After training at RADA and becoming an actress, she later provided horses and carriages for films.

She was passionate about hackneys and had much success at shows, including winning the concours d’elegance at HOYS in 1982 with Finesse.

In 2006, she won the hackney performance horse of the year award with Sunbeam Fantasia (Billy).

She was tending to Billy in early June when she had a fall. She was taken to hospital but died peacefully in her sleep. Her funeral took place on 26 June in Shrewsbury.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (5 July 2012)

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk