Farewell to lifelong eventing enthusiast Fiona Monteith

  • Former British Eventing (BE) board member and event horse owner Fiona Monteith has died, aged 48, of breast cancer.

    Fiona, of Granby, Notts, had a lifelong involvement in eventing.

    She was part of the winning Belvoir Pony Club eventing team in 1977 and rode and owned a number of horses, including Danbury Hill, on whom her sister Helen Scholl completed Burghley in 1990.

    She was a BE board member from 2002-07 and following her diagnosis in 2008, raised more than £7,000 for cancer charities.

    She died on 29 September and leaves her husband, Jeremy, and son, Joshua.

    A thanksgiving service will be held on Friday (15 October) at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Lincs, from 11.30am.

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