The funeral of 29-year-old Grafton hunt groom Hannah Wain will take place on 5 November, her parents have announced.

Hannah died in a riding accident on 17 October, just days after joining the hunt’s service.

She was head groom for showing producer David Tatlow for 10 years before going to the Grafton.

Her death is the second tragic incident at the hunt in two years. It follows the suicide of Grafton hunt apprentice Jack Burgess, 16, in November 2008.

Her move to the Grafton had been to allow Hannah more time for show pony judging, said her father Ian, speaking from the family home in Edwalton, near Nottingham.

“Hannah had been very successful with the Tatlows and had just qualified as a judge of show hunter ponies,” said Mr Wain.

“She would have worked fewer hours and had fewer horses to do, at the hunt. And it would have given her more opportunities outside the hunting season to judge.”

Her funeral takes place on 5 November at 12.30pm, at Sibford School, Sibford Ferris, Oxfordshire.

All are welcome. No flowers, but donations to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance service and the Riding for the Disabled Association may be sent to the funeral directors, J&M Humphris, 32, Albert Street, Banbury. OX16 SDG.