John co-founded Mount Mascal Stables back in 1966, with his then wife, Pamela Window and went on to create the largest riding school and livery yard in the South-East. John became a highly respected figure in the equestrian and local community, and for 50 years he was responsible for introducing the sport to countless people and their families. Many childhood dreams of horse ownership started at Mount Mascal and plenty of current horse owners have wonderful memories going back decades.

During his years living in Biddenden village, he and his wife became prominent figures in the world of point to point racing and the Ashford Valley hunt, and good memories were made.

We will all have our own version of John, he enjoyed life to the full and left an unforgettable impression on everyone he met. You would be hard to come by someone in the Kent equestrian scene who hasn't heard of John Window or Mount Mascal Stables, a testament to the great man and huge personality. He was in the truest sense a legend and his passing marks the end of an era.


Long may his legacy continue for the sport and its future.

Away from the horses, John was also an avid Charlton Athletic FC fan and season ticket holder forming many firm friendships at the valley.


He is survived by partner Pam, two children Fiona and Alison (Bash), and five grandchildren. We are all incredibly sad, he will be forever loved and remembered in our hearts.


The hearse carrying John's coffin, will leave his home at Little Mascal Farm, at approximately 9:30am on the 6th June, for his final trip along the lane, through Mount Mascal Stables onto Vicarage Road.