H&H’s Scottish showing reporter Dorothy Dawson died last week, aged 76.

A primary school teacher, Dorothy formed the Davdor Stud with her son David, who died in 1996 aged 24.

She set up the Davida Show in his memory, raising funds for The Brooke animal hospital.

She bred her final foal last year, but had the pleasure of seeing her stock do well in ridden classes, the most notable being Davdor Alyn and Davdor Alisdair.

H&H showing editor Nicola Jane Swinney said: “I shall miss Dorothy, and I know I won’t be the only one. She was a joy to work with.”

Dorothy and her husband Stuart would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in July.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (19 April 2012)