Alison Mountain, breeder of Welsh ponies and cobs and founder of Twyford Stud, died on 24 January. She was 85 and had been ill with pneumonia.
She had bred all four Welsh sections and part-breds, but had recently concentrated on sections A and C, regularly qualifying for Olympia and Horse of the Year Show.
Twyford ponies have formed the foundation of several studs around the world.
Dr Wynne Jones of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society said Mrs Mountain had been a “remarkable woman.”
A memorial service will be held at Twyford on 20 May.
This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (14 February 2013)