An Italian national has been charged with murdering a woman found dead on a horse-breeding farm in Devon.
Katherine Bevan, 53, was found at Combe Farm Arabian Horses, in Gittisham, near Honiton, on 3 January.
At a hearing at Exeter Magistrates' Court, Luigi Palmas, of no fixed abode, spoke only to confirm his name and age with the help of an interpreter.
The 26-year-old farm worker was remanded in custody and is due at Exeter Crown Court in February.
The death of the veterinary pharmacist, who also volunteered at the farm, was initially believed to have been an accident.
However, Devon and Cornwall Police said a murder investigation was started after post-mortem tests at the weekend were carried out on Ms Bevan's body.
Police did not confirm the cause of her death but said her next-of-kin had been informed.
Combe Farm Arabian Horses breeds show and endurance horses.