YEAR: 1970


The death occurred recently of Mr F W (Frank) Jarman, a stalwart not only in the trotting world but especially so in the farming community of Canterbury.

Mr Jarman, a fine figure of a man, was a committeeman of the Canterbury Park Trotting Club and although he did not race a vast number of horses he devoted considerable time and energy to trotting. Among the horses he raced were Wairau Princess, Kaboon, Te Par, Kennaway, Jeanna, Copper Khan, Friendly Rival and Friendly Jane, winner of the Cardigan Bay Stakes at the recent Gore Trotting Club's meeting.

Mr Jarman was better known as the owner of the Lea-Avon Stud at Darfield, one of the best appointed and managed farms of its kind in Canterbury. With his wife, Jean, he established a Suffolk sheep stud many years ago, and today the Suffolks are probably the best in the Dominion. In 1955 Mr Jarman was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship, which took him around the world studying all branches of farming in many countries.

Mr Jarman is survived by his wife and two daughters, Anne(Mrs G Cameron) and Barbara(Mrs L C May).

Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 29Apr70

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