Updated: 29 Mar 2017


Antonia Maas

Antonia Maas died peacefully on the morning of 11 March 2017 in Sussex after a long battle with heart problems. Carriage driving was a great passion in her very active life, from the days of the Brockham Harness Club in the 1970s through to FEI competitions around Europe in the 1990s.

Her son Jonathan spent most of his youth with her at a whole host of events, first as a single driver with Pimms and latterly as a pairs driver with Brandy and Punch.

She always drove Welsh cobs. Towards the end of her active life she switched back to singles with Laddie, taking great joy in carrying newlyweds to and from the church in her trap.

Her final journey to church, on 3rd April at Amberley in Sussex, will fittingly be by horse-drawn hearse (a pair, of course!).

If any friends would like to make a donation to a cause in her name, she supported the Dogs Trust, as equines were slowly replaced by canines. Jonathan notes it is interesting to observe that her dogs got bigger and bigger over time!

Audrey Budge

Audrey Budge (Aud) Passed away peacefully on 12th March 2017. The lady who gave it all - whether feeding and watering us grandly, giving guidance or teaching us the game of a standard second to none, and of course rarely to be touched on the marathon. She was always prepared to help anyone who asked. If you ever visited ‘Auds’, sit back and remember the enormity of what was packed in and the culinary masterpieces that came out. So many of us will have great memories of the huge dinner parties and celebrations after tackling the marathon and that will bring a smile to many a face. A wonderfully influential lady who at some point touched the hearts of all of us! She will be sadly missed.

Lyn & Fiona

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Dressage tests for 2017

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Ron Hancock - a Service of Thanksgivig

Ronald Philip (Ron) Hancock died unexpectedly and peacefully at home in Surrey
on 25th July 2016. Dearly loved and loving husband of Pauline and the late Stella,
father of William, Richard and the late Anne-Marie, deputy dad to Susan,
grandfather to his twelve grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

A service of Thanksgiving to celebrate his long and wonderful life
will be held at Epsom College, on the 21st April 2017, at 12.15 pm.

All enquiries to EducationTrust@epsomcollege.org.uk
or telephone 01372 821074

British Young Drivers

A British Young Drivers On-foot training day on 29 January at the Unicorn Equestrian Trust was well attended. Report by Ellie Wallace.

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