Farewell to top showjumping pony producer

  • The producer of many top-class showjumping ponies — including Foxlynch Little John — has died aged 80.

    George Edwins had 3 children, Vanessa, Guy and Amanda, who all competed at the top level in juniors.

    When George spent his last £1,500 buying a pony called Perrywinkle Blue, friends were sceptical. The the pony was renamed Foxlynch Little John and, trained by George and ridden by Amanda, was leading money winner 2 years later in 1977.

    George died on 10 February, after a short illness.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (13 March 2014)

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