Obituaries

Roy Goddard 1929-2020

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Written by: Vanessa Gant

Roy Goddard passed away on 28th April after a short illness. He was born on 23-5-1929 in Reading to Harry and Gladis Goddard. Harry was also in hunt service and Roy became second horseman to the Bramham moor where his father was Huntsman Roy then moved on to be first whipper-in  at the Sinnington in...

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Philip Michael Yalden Langdale September 1942-August 2019

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Written by: Uknown
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Philip will be remembered for many things but none so much as his love of our sport, and his commitment to Hawke’s Bay Hunt. We can only begin to scratch the surface of what his contribution to NZ Hunting has been, but here is a little overview of the quirky, funny, sometimes accident-prone chap, we...

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Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Reliably controversial foxhunting philosopher, Wagnerian, scourge of the left and author of 50 books. When Roger Scruton gave the inaugural lecture of the Royal Institute of Philosophy at Durham University in 1989 he found himself in competition with a choir practising in the next room. As the choir grew louder and louder, his audience began...

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James Henry Job Bennett – 23/12/1922 – 16/12/2019

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook
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Jim’s career in hunt service began in 1937 at the Portman Hunt. These early years were soon to be interrupted by the advent of WWII. On returning after service in the Royal Navy he spent just one season with the Essex and Suffolk. He then joined the Wilton Hunt in 1947, whipping-in to Tom Tilbrook....

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James Polk Farber 1933-2019

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook
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Maryland Sportsman James Polk Farber (86) a retired senior foreign service officer and defense executive as well as a long-time Maryland sportsman died peacefully at home Thursday, July 25, 2019. Farber entered the diplomatic service in 1958 following service in the Air Force. His early assignments included tours at Bonn and Paris. As a security...

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Albert Ollie Poe July1931 – May 2019

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

Albert O. Poe, 87, passed away May 18, 2019 in the hospital at Warrenton, Virginia.  He was born July 8, 1931 in Fauquier County, VA to Oliver (Ollie) Poe and Eva Pearson Poe. While growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball, hunting and hounds, and playing music.  In 1954 he became the youngest professional huntsman when...

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Johnny Henry Former Huntsman of the Meath Foxhounds 2019

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Written by: Noel Mullins www.noelmullins.com
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The hunting world was deeply saddened by the passing of former Meath Foxhounds huntsman Johnny Henry. He gave his working life to foxhunting, just over 70 seasons. Henry with whips ‘Speedy’ O’Rourke and Aidan Galligan were known as the ‘Dream Team’ of foxhunting in Ireland. They provided excellent sport that attracted visitors from across the...

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Michael ‘Mickey’ Flanagan 1933-2019

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Written by: Tipperary Hunt
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When Mickey Flanagan went to God on 3 January 2019, it had been 30 years since he had crossed Tipperary as 1st whipper-in to the Tipperary Foxhounds. Despite that, he was known the length and breadth of the Tipperary Country and well beyond for his more than 40 year’s service to the Hunt. He served...

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Ben Hardaway- “A living legend, now a legend “never outfoxed”

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Written by: Virginia Allen Austin

Ben Hardaway, affectionally known to many in Bullock County as Mr. Ben, passed away in October 2017 at his home in Midland, Georgia. This apreciation ofMr Hardaway is republishd courtesy of the author Virginia Allen Austin and Union Springs Herald Ben Hardaway loved the rolling grassland of Fitzpatrick. It was the perfect terrain for him,...

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Lodewijk de Beer Veluwe Hunt Netherlands

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Written by: Krijn Tol

Mr Lodewijk de Beer, Master of the Veluwe Hunt has passed away aged 89 on the 25th November he would have become 90. From 1961 to 1994 he was an active Master of the Veluwe Hunt. He also at times acted as huntsman. He also had hounds at his home. In 1994 he became Honorary...

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