Tetton Hall Horse Trials organiser dies aged 90

  • Richard Kinsey, who ran Tetton Hall Horse Trials with his late wife Frances, has died aged 90.

    He died peacefully on Monday (10 August) following a short illness.

    Frances died on 12 March 2013 aged 88. The pair last ran the event in Middleton, Cheshire, in 2009 when they were both 82.

    They then decided to retire in early 2010.

    “We have always held the event for owners and riders with emphasis on rider appeal, friendliness, and having fun,” Mrs Kinsey said in 2007.

    “We could not have done it without all the support and commitment from everyone involved.”

    The couple, who were married for 65 years, were also former farmers.

    Mr Kinsey was a keen huntsman in his younger days, but stopped after a bad fall later in life.

    He and Mrs Kinsey then decided to involve themselves in the eventing world.

    The late Caroline Pratt was based with the Kinseys and competed several of Dick Kinsey’s homebred horses.

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    Last month (29 July) a man, believed to be a Sudanese migrant, was found under a horsebox — hidden above the rear axle — at the Royal International Horse Show.”It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the news that Richard (Dick) Kinsey of Tetton Hall in Middlewich has passed away,” said a spokesman for British Eventing.

    “He died peacefully in hospital after a short illness.

    “He and his late wife Frances ran the successful Tetton Hall Horse Trials for 23 years and were involved in the sport for many years as owners.”

    “He will be sadly missed and remembered fondly by all who knew him,” added the spokesman.

    Mr Kinsey’s funeral will be for family only but a memorial service will be held on Thursday 20 August at 12 noon in St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, Cheshire.

    Donations in his memory can be made towards St Leonard’s Church.

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