The British Horse Society is delighted that the chairman of Mid Somerset Riding Club, Margaret Peverley, has received the British Empire Medal for voluntary services to equestrianism.
A long standing supporter of the British Riding Clubs movement, Margaret founded Mid Somerset Riding Club in 1968 (known then as the Bath and West Riding Club). Under her guidance the club has enjoyed much success, including the accolade of BRC Club of the Year in 2012.
Sarah Phillips, Director of Participation at The British Horse Society said: “We are delighted that Margaret has been awarded the British Empire Medal. It is a huge honour, not only for Margaret but also British Riding Clubs, that her dedication to equestrianism and most importantly to the enjoyment of others has been rewarded in this way.”
Mid Somerset RC is in Area 12 and currently attracts around 150 members from the Dorset coast to Bath and from the Blackdown Hills to Wylye.
The Club runs a comprehensive range of competitions, training clinics and social events for all abilities throughout the year, covering all disciplines. While membership is open to seniors only, competitions, events and clinics are open to all. Club teams and individuals compete regularly at Area Qualifiers and BRC National Championships in dressage, showjumping and horse trials.
For more information on Mid-Somerset Riding Club visit their website.
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