WELL-KNOWN in sales, racing, breeding and equestrian worlds, Jean Pim died on Thursday morning at Portlaoise Hospital. Predeceased in 2010 by her husband David, she was mother of Tattersalls and Tattersalls Ireland auctioneer Alastair.

Together with David, the couple founded and ran Anngrove Stud in Mountmellick, while David also become one of the founding auctioneers at Ballsbridge Sales, later Tattersalls Ireland, a company for which Jean was a welcoming figure for many decades.

She was also hugely involved in the world of eventing, taking on many roles. William Micklem described Jean as an exceptional chef d’équipe of the junior and young rider event teams.

Jean is survived by her daughter Ruthie, sons Alastair and Christopher, by Martin, Gillian, Louise and Anna, grandchildren Josh, Hannah, Sophie, Reuben, Noah, Alastair, Rebecca and Sam, and her great-grandchildren Alfie and Ely.

A Quaker service will take place at 1pm today, Saturday May 11th, at 1pm in Rosenallis Church of Ireland (Eircode R32 D899) following a private burial earlier in the Rosenallis Quaker sleeping ground. A full appreciation will be published next week.