Bill Bryan, a luminary of the showing and point-to-point racing world, died peacefully on 28 December at the age of 78.

In addition to his many achievements in the showring, with horses such as Showman, Bill also enjoyed success in the point-to-point field. Romeo, one of his best-known horses, won both at HOYS and between the flags.

Leading showman Robert Oliver said that Bill was a man of many talents.

“In whatever discipline he turned his hand to, Bill was very highly respected,” he said. “It was a real team effort, with all six of Bill’s children involved in producing the horses.”

  • This news report was first published in Horse & Hound (11 January, ’07)