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John Russell of the Gartconnel Welsh Mountain Pony Stud, Glasgow, died on Thursday, 25 August.

John was a former chairman of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, a judge and respected breeder of Welsh ponies.

He judged the section As at the Royal Welsh Show (19-20 July) and his stallion Gartconnel Shooting Star was best of breed at Olympia last year.

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