13 March 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce that Mick Peace
has passed away at home.
Mick was a long serving member of Midlands Carriagedriving and British Horse
Driving Trials for many years, and competed successfully in the horse pairs
class at club and national level.
With his horses Peggy and Alfie, it was always exiting to watch him attacking
the marathon obstacles in his familiar Leicester Tigers Rugby club colours.
As an enthusiastic supporter of driving trials, he was a regular member of
the set up team at club events.
As a qualified vet, Mick was often seen at the halt area of the marathon
course, to offer his help and advice on any horse welfare matter.
and Jilly always enjoyed the social side of carriage driving, and there was
often a gathering around their stable area, dubbed 'Billy Smarts', in reference
to the circus tent colours, where the 6 o’clock club would meet.
This was where senior members of the club would gather to sooth the injustice
of the days dressage scores with a glass or three of whiskey (not for the faint
hearted, or lightweight drinkers!)
Mick will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and we
all send our heartfelt sympathies to Jilly and his family.
Photo: Ed Phillips Images