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Farewell to…Shelia Shaw

One of the co-founders of the Riding for the Disabled Association, Sheila Shaw died on 16 April. She was 91.

Mrs Shaw bred horses, the best of which was the eventer Concerto — who qualified for the Rome Olympics in 1960 under Col Frank Weldon, but contracted a kidney infection before the event.

She was also committed to the Pony Club, both in Cheshire as a child, and later as an instructor at the Beaufort Hunt branch as an adult, where she taught George Weldon, Mike Tucker and Mark Phillips.

She enjoyed fence-judging at Badminton until she was 80, when she was featured in H&H as the oldest judge. She was also a dressage judge in eventing, which she continued until the age of 87.

First published in Horse & Hound on 15 May 2014.

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