A former president of the National Pony Society (NPS), Anne Furness of the Knowle Stud died just before Christmas.

Mrs Furness was also a highly respected breeder and judge, chairman of council and recipient of the NPS Medal of Honour.

In 2010, she was given a long-service award at the Great Yorkshire Show for more than 50 years’ work on the horse section committee.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (4 January 2012)