The entire equestrian community is shocked and deeply saddened by the news that 18 year old Hannah Francis, founder of the Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, has lost her battle with cancer. 

The young Eventer was diagnosed last May, and has spent the past 15 months battling the illness as it spread through her body. She was a true inspiration, touching the hearts of us all. Many people have been described as determined, inspirational and courageous before, but she gave those words a whole new meaning. 

The Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, which raises money for bone cancer research and granting horsey wishes to those with the illness, has so far raised a staggering £115,000. That figure is sure to continue to rise as we all work together. 

From all of us at Animalife, Hannah, you were a sensational young woman. You will never be forgotten.