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Malcolm Wharton, principal of Hartpury College, is to retire this summer.

Mr Wharton, who has been at Hartpury for 20 years, is to move to Devon when he steps down after the horse trials in August.

“One of the achievements I am most proud of during my time at the College is the successful establishment of the Hartpury Equine brand,” he told H&H.

“I am delighted with the outstanding reputation that Hartpury has for high-quality education, resources and events.”

He will be succeeded by Russell Marchant, who is joining from Barony College, Dumfries.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (5 July 2012)