The hunting world is mourning the loss of Col the Hon Nick Crossley, who died on 8 August aged 81.
Having ridden from an early age, he enjoyed success in military races during his career. After retiring from the army he lived in North Yorkshire and started a distinguished career hunting hounds.
As well as being a master of the Goathland and Derwent, he was part of the Middleton mastership from 1971 to 1997, successfully hunting the doghounds for much of that time.
A noted hound breeder and judge, he was president of Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show in 2012 and of the Hunter Improvement Society (HIS) in 1992. Having recently acquired a new horse, he was still riding regularly. There will be a private family funeral.