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Lady Hemphill RIP

Lady Hemphill was a founder member of the Hunter Improvement Society, the forerunner to the Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) and was the first President of the T.I.H.A. Lady Hemphill fought tirelessly for the recognition of traditional Irish breeding at all levels .Her knowledge and expertise were unequalled. At every available opportunity she sang the praises of traditionally bred horses which was not always a popular stance to take, but her love of hunting and her expertice as an accomplished Judge ensured that her opinion was well respected and sought after. She was an inspirational and carasmatic character whose passion for Irish horses was infectious. When one hears the name " Lady Hemphill " one instantly thinks of her beautiful Connemara ponies and stallions, her contribution to the industry has been outstanding .

But, most of all she was a wonderful loyal friend who will be hugely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

The T.I.H.A. has lost a great ambassador and a wonderful friend.

Our deepest sympathy to her family .

May she rest in peace.

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