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, Punch and Rossiter.

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.

Funeral details: Her final journey to St. Michaels Church,  Amberley in Sussex will fittingly be by horse-drawn hearse (a pair, of course!) on Monday 3rd April at 2pm, and afterwards at the adjacent village hall.

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!

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