SWEET NATURED MATTY, otherwise known as Fly Away’s Mathere, has sadly had to be put down this summer aged 21. Matty has spent the last two years in happy retirement in Jane Sander’s yard near Sharpthorne, Sussex.

Owned by Sarah Swinnerton, Matty was Sidney Olympics rider Kirsty Mepham’s partner at small tour from 2003-06. Read more

Jane, Oldencraig’s unaffiliated show secretary, said: “Matty and I did enough no-pressure advanced medium tests last year to enable me to qualify to sit my judge’s examination. Judge Marion Terry commented to me at our . . .

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