Posted on 12th January 2019

In memoriam: Richard Williams

Announcement from Stafford Horse Trials:

It is with extreme sorrow we announce the sad news that our beloved landowner, Richard Williams, has recently lost a short battle with cancer.

Our thoughts are with Julie, Claire, James and the rest of Richard’s family and friends at this difficult time. It was very clear the enormous love Richard had for his family, and this is a devastating loss for them all.

Over the past 13 years Richard has been a wonderful host to Stafford Horse Trials, dedicating endless hours, doing everything he could to help make the event what it is today. From ground care, to painting jumps, to delivering hot flasks to volunteers, no task was too big or too small. Richard was a loved and valuable member of our team and a great support to us. We will miss him dearly, and we know that many of our team and competitors will also be deeply saddened by this news.

The funeral will take place from 1pm Wednesday 16 January 2019 at Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, Stafford, ST18 0XZ, then afterwards at The Boat House, Aston Marina, Lichfield Rd, Stone. ST15 8QU.

The family have requested no flowers please, but any donations would be warmly welcomed and split between Katherine House Hospice and Cancer Research.

It was Richards wish that the event continue, so preparations for our March event will resume as normal.