Riding teacher’s equestrian funeral

Anne Barber Funeral Dore
Anne Barber Funeral Dore

A RIDING teacher who ran a popular school in Dore was given an appropriately equestrian funeral when she was taken to her final resting place on a horse-drawn carriage.

Anne Barber’s funeral cortege was drawn by two black Friesian stallions and flanked by 10 mounted riders from her school in Dore who accompanied her coffin.

Anne, aged 83, who lived at Far Nova Livery Yard in Dore, ran a riding school on Silverdale Road where she taught dozens of Sheffield youngsters to ride. She later moved to Fern Nova in Dore, where she ran a disabled riding school called Mencap Riding. Anne then set up a livery stable when she was too old to teach.

The funeral attracted around 150 people from five generations of Anne’s family.

Anne died following a long illness.

The service took place at Christ Church, followed by cremation at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.