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The Society is sad to inform their members of the death of David Angold who died on 26th November, 2022 at the age of 87.

David was married to Angela for 65 years and was a Member of the Society for most of that time setting up the famous Pinnerwood Arabian Stud in the 1960’s. They bred Arabians and Anglo-Arabs very successfully and were always great supporters in all areas of the Arabian Horse. Not only were they involved with breeding and owning horses, but were big supporters of racing, showing in hand and under saddle. David was Chairman of the AHS Racing Committee, being involved with racing from the start when it was an amateur sport for all. They took over the Organisation of the UK International Arabian Horse Show running it very successfully at Towerlands.

In 1978 when the first International Stallion Class took place, the Angolds purchased from his breeder, Procyon who went on to become the leading sire of winners both in the show ring and on the racecourse for many years. They produced British National Champions, Blue Ludo, Blue Madrigal, Fair Legend and El Helaly. On the racetrack, the stallion Kactus was a grade one racehorse. They even stood Sadeem, a thoroughbred stallion, twice winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, at stud.

David continued his farming life next to the horses. He had a herd of Jersey cows, then British Longhorn beef cattle. Latterly, Pinnerwood became a livery yard.

In 1976, David and Angela joined WAHO and attended nearly all the WAHO conferences since that date. In 2001, David became a WAHO EC Member and took over the role of Treasurer from 2002-2017. He was a Past President of the Society in the days when Council was 30. He was also made a Governor and was always good to talk to if there were sensitive issues. He was an ECAHO DC and accompanied Angela on overseas judging appointments.

David did so much for everyone and we send our condolences to Angela and his family at this difficult time.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 ~ 2022

On behalf of the council and members of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to express our condolences to His Majesty and the Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The late Queen was selfless in working for this nation and for the commonwealth by whom she was loved around the world. She had many challenging and difficult situations to deal with which she did so gracefully. We are so grateful for her 70 years of devotion to us all whilst still maintaining time to be with her family. Her passion and love of horses and the countryside was second to none and her gift as a breeder of thoroughbreds in particular as well as other native breeds. Her expertise did not come without huge knowledge and ability to retain so much information. Her love of riding, even seen this year, has been passed down through the family. The presentation of 1000 people and 500 horses at Windsor in the summer was memorable and included her two Arabian Stallions received as gifts from His Majesty the King of Bahrain. She will remain the Greatest and Longest Reigning Monarch in History and will always be fondly remembered. We wish His Majesty well in his new role and are grateful for the continuity that he has been quick to put in place. 

 Joanne Lowe, Chairman of the Arab Horse Society Council.

The Arab Horse Society have learned of the recent passing of JAYME PLUMB after an accident and would like to express their condolences to her husband, Darren, and the family.     Mrs. Plumb had been a breeder member of the Arab Horse Society and trained and raced her horses with ARO successfully.  Her first winner was back in 2017 with a horse bred by Shadwell France.