THE passing of Ann Lambert, wife for 59 years of the well-known horseman Jack Lambert, was greeted with sadness in her native Wexford and throughout the equestrian world.

Together with her husband, she reared a large family at their Grange Stud in Killinick. The family are known far and wide for their reputation for producing horses in every branch of the sport, hunting, hunt chase, point-to-pointing, eventing, showjumping, riding club, breeding and showing.