Driving trials commentator and journalist Andrew Cowdery, 47, died on 2 April.

Andrew was born into a family of coachmen and took up driving at an early age. He began to compete with a four-in-hand of horses at national driving trials in 1984.

That same year, he broke his neck while diving into a swimming pool and was paralysed from the chest down.

But he did not let this stop him from being involved in carriage driving and established himself as a reporter and commentator at the world’s largest events.

He also held the position of Coaching Club secretary and reported on driving trials for H&H for over 15 years.

He leaves behind his wife Lucy and son Sam.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (15 April, 2010)