Coaching whip dies after illness

PUBLISHED: 16:15 19 April 2007 | UPDATED: 21:39 29 May 2010

MICHELLE Chambers who is well known throughout the equestrian world has passed away after being ill for some months, it has been announced. Mrs Chambers achieved great success in the mid- 1990s when with a pair of Hackneys she qualified for the British Dr

MICHELLE Chambers who is well known throughout the equestrian world has passed away after being ill for some months, it has been announced.

Mrs Chambers achieved great success in the mid-

1990s when with a pair of Hackneys she qualified for the British Driving Society national championships.

After that she became the only woman to compete in coaching marathons with an all-female team of grooms and passengers.

Working with her husband Terry, private driving and coaching whip Michelle Chambers, was instrumental in planning and developing the Ashfields Polo and Carriage Driving Centre at Great Canfield.

Since 2003 the centre has been transformed including a state-of the art stable block built in a horseshoe shape 'U' as seen at Newmarket.

The building of an indoor riding and driving area and four flats where visiting instructors and students can stay was recently given the go-ahead by planning officials at Uttlesford District Council.

Staff at Ashfields Polo and Carriage Driving Centre declined to comment on the sad news.

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