Permission was given to change horse names


I AM reluctant to have to write this letter but following Mr Leonard’s letter published in your paper last week, and the subsequent outpouring on social media, I feel that I have no choice but to reply.

We purchased a number of horses in 2020 from Erika Leonard, who was the breeder of some and owner of all the horses. She gave us permission - together with HSI - to change the horses’ names. This was within her rights as she was at that time a joint prefix holder.

Yours etc,

Oliver and Kelley Hutchinson

Hutchinson Sport Horses Ltd