Jenny Carling, former chairman of the FODHR&CDA, was presented with an Access Achievement Award by The British Horse Society to recognise her commitment and dedication to the Forest of Dean Greenways project. The presentation was made by BHS Director of Access, Mark Weston, at a ceremony that took place at Jenny’s home in Newent, Gloucestershire in early January.
Jenny was nominated by fellow members of the FODHR&CDA, a British Horse Society Affiliated Bridleway Group, for her management of the Forest of Dean Greenways Project. She took the project from inception to fruition, including fundraising applications, acting as unpaid Client Manager, negotiating through numerous difficulty stages of the project and supervising all project processes, activities and contracts.
Alongside doing all of this, Jenny held the role of Chairman of the FODHR&CDA from the formation of the group in 2005 to the completion of the Forest of Dean Greenways Project in September 2013.
Thanks to Jenny’s unwavering dedication, riders in Gloucestershire now have access to four new off-road routes or ‘greenways’. These are The Dymock Greenway, The Huntley Greenway, The Hope Wood Greenway and The Blakeney Greenway and Carriage Driving Circuit.
Jenny said: “Being presented with this award is delightful and I feel privileged to receive it. I couldn't have created the Forest of Dean Greenways alone and I would like to thank everyone who helped me.”