Posted on 30th April 2019

In memoriam: Sally Munden

Following the sad news of Sally Munden's passing, Bricky Horse Trials has shared the following update:


On Monday, 3rd June 2019 we shall take a cup of Clipper and a flavour of Furleigh to celebrate the life of Sally Munden. 
All who knew Sally are welcome to join us:
Midday to 3 o'clock at: Bricky Farm, Toller Porcorum, DT2 0DW.

It would help please if those intending to join us would comment on this post, or alternatively please send a brief email to


Helen West said: "Sally Munden died on 3rd April, just hours after two of her youngsters, ridden by Tim Cheffings and Poppy Douglas-Johnson, recorded double clears at Portman Horse Trials. The news relayed to Sally and her carers at home at Bricky, was just what she had awaited over the previous days, despite heavy sedation. She kept her incurable acute myeloid leukaemia at bay for a year.

"Sally’s passion for hunting led her into the eventing world as Owner, Breeder and Organiser of Bricky Horse Trials, the popular BE fixture in West Dorset which she started in 2001 and ran with husband Michael and latterly Liz Hills and which supports the Fortune Centre for Riding Therapy. Sally prided herself on Bricky having a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which all those who have visited will have experienced.

"Over the years Sally was a hugely supportive Owner to many West Country young riders. Her valued pragmatism and realistic expectations enabled her to enjoy close relationships with them. Sally understood the sport and the ups and downs that owning horses brought with it. Even on the worst days Sally always managed to bring an element of humour to proceedings and see the funny side of things.

"She successfully bred numerous horses and took great pride in watching them compete. She leaves some promising youngsters as a legacy for the future.

"RDA has praised Sally's 'dedication over many years as a group Trustee and an inspirational Coach whose dedication has changed the lives of so many people.'

"Sally will forever be remembered for her wise words and support she brought to a multitude of people."