We are sad to hear of the passing of Davina Whiteman a true great in the showing world. We were delighted to be able to present Davina with our Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 in recognition of all her work.

Davina passed away on the afternoon of 10th December 2019 at the age of 78.

One of her greatest accolades was the production of Holly of Spring, who was owned by Claude & Elsie Cooper and ridden by Cathryn Cooper. Cathryn won the Pony of the Year title at HOYS 4 times in succession in 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978 – the first time when Cathryn was only 9 years old. Holly is the only pony to have ever done this.

A key player in many initiatives and developments within our discipline, the horse and pony world has a huge debt to Davina who worked tirelessly throughout her life for the showing world.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.