Mr. David Angold – Treasurer (retired 2017)

Mr. David Angold – Treasurer
(retired 2017)

I have been involved with Arabian horses since the early 1960`s when, together my wife Angela, we started Pinnerwood Stud. I had been farming at Pinnerwood since the 1950`s with a milking herd of some 100 Jersey cows, which we retained until 1991 when the dairy cows were replaced with a herd of Old English Longhorns. We enjoyed many years of successful showing and breeding with British National Champions such as Blue Madrigal, Fair Legend and El Helaly in the show ring, and on the track with Kactus, a grade one racehorse. We also stood at stud the thoroughbred stallion Sadeem, twice winner of the Ascot Gold Cup. In 1978 we imported the Spanish stallion Procyon from his breeder Don Luis de Ybarra on behalf of a client, he went on to become the leading sire of winners both in the show ring and on the racecourse for many years.

Our involvement with Arabian horses has taken me all over the world, accompanying my wife on her International judging appointments or as a Disciplinary Committee member myself. I have been a member of WAHO since 1976, attending nearly all the WAHO Conferences from that date. I was elected to the Council of the Arab Horse Society in the 1980s, and was Chairman of their racing committee being involved with racing from its current beginnings in England as an amateur sport to its current professional status. I served as President of the Arab Horse Society in 1996 and am currently a Governor. I was also a member of an ‘ad hoc’ committee in 1989 that initiated the UK International Arabian Horse Show (UKIAHS), the only `A` show in the UK, remaining closely involved with this major title show for many years.

Angela and I are now semi-retired, and although we still retain 4 purebred mares, we are no longer breeding horses or farming cattle. In their place we have a large livery yard, and as many of the horses here are Arabians or derivatives, this helps keeps us involved with the breed on a national level. It has also been my pleasure to present the WAHO Trophy to the annual winner in the award ceremony held each year since 2005 at the British National Championships Show. I have been a member of the WAHO Executive Committee since 2001, and the Treasurer since 2002.