The hunt is on for 2012's most popular Scottish riding instructor, who will receive the prestigious Farnley Grange Trophy.
The Farney Grange Trophy was donated to BHS Scotland in 2005 to be presented each year to be instructor voted the most popular by their pupils. The trophy is a valuable bespoke piece of artwork, which anyone would be delighted to have on his or her mantelpiece for a year, and the winner will be chosen purely by popular vote.
To nominate your favourite riding instructor, who must be on the BHS Register of Instructors, you are simply asked to send their name and a short statement (no more than 50 words) describing why your instructor is the best. Previous winners cannot be nominated a second time.
This is a great opportunity for those instructors who are out teaching their pupils in all weathers in all types of schools. It's not just for the upper echelons, but for the grass roots instructors where most of the BHS and Riding Club members and their horses get their education.
The instructor with the most votes wins. BHS Scotland Chairman, Loraine Young said: "This trophy will recognise instructors who are kind, enthusiastic and inspiring and also those who pass on wisdom and produce results, anyone winning the Farney Grange Trophy will indeed be honoured and BHS Scotland is pleased to be able to administer such a positive prize that recognises excellence."
Nominations for the 2012 winner should be sent to: BHS Scotland Chairman, Mrs Loraine Young Carsegowniemuir, Aberlemno, Forfar, DD8 3PB or emailed to Ronnie_Loraine@btinternet.com and should be received by the end of January 2013. The award will be formally presented at a BHS Scotland event in 2013.