Carole Wasdell has died aged 72.

Mrs Wasdell covered many roles within the organisation, including district commissioner of the Minchinhampton branch from 1986-91 and area representative from 1993-2005.

“It was her commitment to the grass roots members that stood out, and it was with this passion that she created and developed the horse and pony care competition,” said a Pony Club spokesman.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (17 April 2014)