'Horse and Rider № 4' by Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (1878-1959), one of England's finest painters, and an outspoken critic of Modernism. Engaged by Lord Beaverbrook's War Memorials Fund, he earned several prestigious commissions after the Great War. Munnings became best-known for his equine paintings; he often depicted horses involved in hunting and racing.
Lady Margaret Fortescue (1923 - 2013) - A tiny, birdlike figure who invariably rode side-saddle, she went to the Midlands for fast hunting and perilous jumping (or “leaping”, of which “real” hunting people disapprove). She was also known as a “thruster” — a member of the field who rides close to the staff or hounds. “I know you are in a hurry to get to the front,” one Master told her, “but please don’t keep barging everyone in the gateway — and could you stop your horse kicking mine again?”