Former international show jumper Ray Howe dies after short illness

  • Former international show jumper Ray Howe died last week (Tuesday 27 October) aged 65 after a short illness.

    Mr Howe, who in his early 20s began training with Harvey Smith, represented Great Britain on more than 10 occasions.

    In 1972 he set a puissance record of 7ft3.5in at the Royal International Horse Show and won the Grand Prix at Hickstead in 1980.

    He went on to be chef d’equipe for the under-18 team and assisted training the under-21s

    After retiring from show jumping he trained both National Hunt and Flat racehorses and had winners at both, with his top achievement being a winner at Goodwood.

    Mr Howe will be cremated at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells on 16 November at noon.

    Flowers or donations to Macmillian Cancer Support should be sent to: c/o Sears, 22 Chruch Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6EZ.

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