Desperately sad to hear of Lorna’s death yesterday after her fall at Taunton last week.
I’ve known Lorna since she was just a few weeks old and watched and helped her to grow up – fun times at Pencombe organising her birthday parties, or on the beach at Aberdovey catching prawns in the rock pools, riding around the farm on her first pony then racing around the country.
I last saw her at Weatherby races a few years ago, where her resilience, courage and fortitude showed through as usual. Not only did she ride one of Sue’s horses to a place, but she cheerfully drove all the way to Weatherby in the lorry with the horse, had a cup of coffee with me after the race and drove all the way back to Dolau as if the whole thing were just a walk in the park.
Feeling deeply for Sue and Al. They will be devastated and my heart goes out to them. For Sue, not only has she lost her only daughter aged only 37, but she has lost a wonderful mother-daughter racing team. Sue trained them, Lorna rode them.
You are already much missed, Lorna. It was a privilege to have known you, for which I will always be grateful. Rest in peace.