Mike Tucker 1944 – 2018

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Mike Tucker 1944 – 2018

Mike Tucker

It is with very great sadness that we hear of the sudden death of Mike Tucker, for so long the voice of equestrianism on television and indeed at numerous events and shows all over the UK and round the world.

Mike was a huge friend to and supporter of Badminton, having lived all his life in the area. He rode here on many occasions, the highlight being second place on General Bugle. He commentated here for over 35 years and was hugely involved in the local farming and hunting communities. He was universally liked and respected and was a true personal friend to many of those involved in the Horse Trials.

Mike had many varied aspects to his life – as a Horse Trials Organiser, as a Course Designer, as a Racecourse Steward, as a cattle breeder – but above all as a family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Angela, his children Emma and Andrew, his grandchildren and all of his extended family. We will miss him enormously.

Memorial Service Details

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held to celebrate the life of Mike at the Parish Church of St John The Baptist, Cirencester, on Tuesday 10th April at 3pm which the family welcomes everyone to attend. For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be streamed via: www.facebook.com/MikeTuckerMemorialPage 

No flowers please. Donations if desired in memory of Mike for Great Western Air Ambulance, Retraining of Racehorses and the MS Society