Michael Farrin, huntsman for the Quorn from 1968 to 1998, has died after a long illness at the age of 66.
Hunting author Michael Clayton said of him:
He was the most stylish horseman across a natural country you would ever see. …
Michael hunted hounds four times a week during long gruelling seasons and maintained a remarkably high standard at a time when the countryside was eroding and hunting was enduring growing political pressures.
Through it all, Michael remained a cool, calm figure riding Thoroughbreds, some off the racecourse, with extraordinary skill in front of hard-riding mounted fields.