In 2005 BHS Scotland was donated a trophy to be presented to the riding instructor who is voted the most popular by their pupils.
The Farney Grange 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 an Accredited Professional Coach, 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.
Nominations for the 2018 winner should be sent to:
Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2018
The award will be formally presented at the BHS Scotland Anniversary Dinner on 3 November 2018.
- 2005 – Yvonne Macfarlane
- 2006 – Hamish Cameron
- 2007 – Jean Stephen
- 2008 – Linda Lucey
- 2009 – Shonagh Steven
- 2010 – David Gatherer
- 2011 – Sue Hendry
- 2012 – Sandra Morrison
- 2013 – not awarded
- 2014 - Shelagh Steven
- 2015 - Heather McLennan
- 2016 - Gillian Elliot
- 2017 – Julia Gourlay