Former international showjumper John Lanni has died aged 77.

Mr Lanni founded show centre Arena UK in Grantham, as well as Moorhouse Equestrian Centre in Doncaster. He also raced under rules and was a showing judge.

Last October he was awarded British Showjumping’s lifetime achievement and services to showjumping award.

He died suddenly on Friday 20 July and leaves behind wife Jackie, and children Matthew and Sarah.