Huntsman dies in fall at Shute

Tributes paid to loyal member of the Cotley Hunt

A MEMBER of the Cotley Hunt died after falling from his horse.

Retired solicitor Tony Osborne, 66, was riding near Shute when the accident happened.

He was airlifted to hospital in Exeter but could not be saved.

He was taking part in a joint meet between the Cotley and the Axe Vale Hunt last Wednesday.

Edward Eames, Joint Master of the Cotley, said he understood Mr Osborne’s horse had rolled on top of him, causing the fatal injuries.

A minute’s silence was observed when the hunt met again on Friday and Mr Eames spoke in tribute to “a loyal member of the Cotley who would be very much missed.”

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Mr Osborne lived at Hawkchurch for many years, but latterly moved to Membury.