Barry Marshall

15 January 2021

British international dressage rider and judge, as well as carriage driver, Barry Marshall has passed away after being diagnosed with terminal cancer last year.

Barry’s early equestrian career was in ridden dressage, where he represented the British Dressage Team at the Olympics in the seventies alongside others such as Jennie Loriston-Clarke.

In 1992 he took on the role of team Chef d’Equipe which he thoroughly enjoyed and steered a young Carl Hester through his first Olympic experience in Barcelona.

Moving into judging at the highest level, Barry officiated as a List 1 judge at many international shows around Europe.

He progressed to carriage driving when he moved from Wales back to Sevenoaks early in 2000. He started with his Shetlands and competed indoors, reaching the finals where he was an indoor champion.

He has continued to share his knowledge of dressage by teaching many people on the carriage driving circuit. He had a great sense of humour and his lessons were constructive and fun.

More recently he has navigated for Léonie, his wife, outdoors and indoors and was happy to help from the back step or on the ground.

He was a great character and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.