By Janette Chinn
The prolific occasion horse and showjumping proprietor Sue Davies died peacefully at her house within the Isle of Man on 13 January, aged 73, from most cancers.
Born on the Isle of Man, Sue married Manx-based businessman Edwin Davies in 1989. They travelled the world extensively, typically visiting her son in Australia and spending winter months within the Caribbean. They had been each avid sports activities followers; Eddie owned Bolton Wanderers Soccer Membership and Sue had a ardour for horses, having ridden as a toddler at Conrhenny Equestrian Centre on the island.
After an introduction to Irish showjumper Billy Twomey, Sue and Eddie constructed Pewit Stud in Cheshire, run by Sue’s daughter Janette Chinn. It housed their well-known stallions Luidam and Je T’aime Flamenco and a string of many top-class horses together with mares Anastasia III and Tinka’s Serenade. Tinka represented Eire on the London Olympics, European Championships, World Equestrian Video games and plenty of Nations Cups.
Sue branched out into eventing, having Caroline Pratt trip some home-breds, and she or he purchased Name Once more Cavalier. Following Caroline’s premature demise at Burghley in 2004, Sue requested Mary King to trip her beloved “Cavvy”. Imperial Cavalier and Fernhill Urco had been added to her string, and Irish rider Austin O’Connor, who now rode the home-breds, had Jean Teulere’s Olympic horse Interest Du Mee purchased for him to trip. She was fiercely aggressive and had many prestigious accolades from European Championships, World Championships, five-star occasions and Olympics, together with a silver medal on the London Video games.
A letter from a younger bold pony eventing rider from the Isle of Man led to a job at Sue’s Cheshire yard for Yasmin Ingham. After Eddie’s demise in 2018, Sue purchased the younger French horse Banzai Du Loir. The mixture gave her many wins together with the particular person World Championship in Pratoni in 2022, and Sue attended regardless of her ailing well being. The win made her desires come true.
She generously supported Bradwall Horse Trials and Ebony Horse Membership in Brixton, whereas different donations included the refurbishment of the Temperate Home at Kew Gardens.
Her legacy will proceed at her Cheshire stud. Sue leaves daughter Janette, son Michael and brothers Derek and Kenneth.
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