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In Memory of Jan Eedle Wells

It is with huge sadness that the High Wycombe Riding Club committee are writing to let you know that the our Chairman, Jan Eedle-Wells, passed away this morning. Most of you will know that she has been suffering with cancer and has undergone treatment over the last 12 months, which was sadly not effective.

Jan was a founder member of High Wycombe Riding Club – indeed it was her baby, running the club for over 25 years! She was very active in the Riding Club movement and for many years was also Chair of the Area 6 Liaison Committee as well as being on the BHS Committee. In 2012, Jan was awarded a Recognition of 25 Years Service to the BHS.

Jan was brought up in High Wycombe, the daughter of a farming family and so was introduced to riding at a young age. I believe that at some point she did some eventing but this was before I knew her. By the time I had joined HWRC Committee, Jan was no longer riding but was a very well respected judge and was very involved in the Showing world – I believe she has judged at some fairly prestigious shows including Royal Windsor Horse Show.

I am sure that you will all want to join us in sending condolences to the family – David – Jan’s husband and her 2 sons, Gary (our Treasurer) and Paul. We are making a collection to make a donation to a charity of the families choice.

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Emma Marsden

So sorry to hear the sad news. Spent many a happy time at HWRC, as a rider and committee member. My condolences to all her family.

Adrian Daw

Gemma Hughes

I remember Jan from 18-20 years ago for all the work shedid with Area 6 when I was on the CHRC committee. Also judged by her a few times. A lovely lady who made a difference.

Margaret Pitman

Such sad news. Jan will be much missed.

Jo Lovett

RIP Jan. You will be greatly missed x

South Oxfordshire Riding Club

Jan’s contribution to Area 6 riding clubs, and the wider equestrian community, was phenomenal. She was a true horse woman who went above and beyond to support others her whole life and she will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Jan’s family at this sad time. With love from all at South Oxfordshire Riding Club.


So many happy memories of Jan and HWRC, her incredible kindness during some difficult times and her selfless dedication to the club and horse world. Thank you for all you did. Deepest sympathy to your family. Rest in pastures green filled with perfect horses x


RIP Jan – you will be missed

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