It is with great sadness I report the death of David Angold on 26th November. David and his wife Angela became involved with Arabians in the 1960’s, breeding and showing Anglos as well as purebreds alongside their 100 strong herd of Jersey dairy cows on their farm, Pinnerwood in Hertfordshire.
From the beginning David was involved in Arabian racing and for several years he and Angela enjoyed consistent success with their homebred Kactus 1975 (Mikeno – Gayroxana) a Grade 1 racehorse. They also stood the imported Spanish stallion Procyon 1972 (Saludo – Casiopea) who was not only a very popular stallion in general but also a highly successful sire of racehorses throughout the 1980s.
David was not someone to stand on the side-lines but believed in giving back for the pleasure he had received. He became an AHS council member; he then took on the mantle of Chairman of the Racing Committee steering it wisely through the period of much of its growth and success. In 1996 he became President of the AHS and subsequently a Governor. David followed this by joining the Executive of WAHO in 2001 and becoming its treasurer from 2002 – 2017.
For many years he was one of the rocks of the Arabian horse community. In all his roles, David had his feet firmly on the ground, he had a sense of humour, he could be depended on to talk with wisdom. He also had an ear for everyone and would listen with patience and kindness. David and Angela travelled the world for the Arabian horse making many friends along the way, he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to Angela for her loss.
30th December 2022
(written by Deirdre Hyde)