Celebration over sadness
Horse & Hound|August 26, 2021
Penny Richardson is remembered at Pyecombe, while pony riders battle for a spot on the podium at the Europeans
SARAH RADFORD and ELEANOR JONES

Pyecombe, West Sussex

CLASSES held in memory of former H&H showjumping editor and showjumping reporter Penny Richardson at Pyecombe were a “celebration” of Penny’s life.

Penny, who was a familiar and much-loved face at shows across the country, died last November after being diagnosed with cancer.

The team at Pyecombe, a venue Penny loved, ran two power and speed classes at the August championship show – one at 95cm, another at 1.20m.

Pyecombe’s Caz Light said: “When Penny passed, her family didn’t want flowers at the funeral, they wanted something more memorable for her, and that she would have enjoyed.

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