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Yorkshire volunteers honoured with national award

9 Nov 2012

The British Horse Society honoured the individuals and organisations who have supported the leading equestrian charity’s work at an awards ceremony at Saddlers Hall in the City of London on Friday 2 November.

Margot Tiffany BHSI from Northallerton and Judith Turner from Harrogate were among those presented with awards by the Society’s President Martin Clunes.

Margot is an innately passionate advocate of The British Horse Society examination system and has successfully trained innumerable candidates. She received the prestigious The ‘Bodynfoel Award’ for excellent service in promoting the work of the Society.

There are few equestrian organisations which have not benefited from Margot’s experience and expertise. In particular, British Riding Clubs and British Dressage owe an enormous debt of gratitude for her tireless work.

Margot has volunteered on several BHS county committees and more recently served as a BHS Trustee with particular interests in Qualifications and Training, Education and Welfare.

She is an exemplary ambassador for the Society who promotes goodwill and collaboration across the equestrian community. Her contribution to the continued success of the Society is without question. Most recently, teaching in China has led to two individuals gaining the BHSAI qualification – a source of enormous pride for this dedicated lady.

Many in the horse world hold Margot in high esteem, not least, for her wisdom, sense and sensibility – qualities integral to her roles as an International Trainer, Judge and Chief Examiner.  

Judith Turner received the J F Brammer Unsung Hero Award for services to the sport of BHS TREC. The award was donated by the Brammer family in memory of John Fredrick Brammer in recognition of all the unsung heroes and volunteers who help at events all over the country, without whom TREC could never exist. It is awarded to a volunteer judge or helper at a TREC competition whose contribution is exceptional or above the call of duty.

Judith Turner epitomises the true nature of this award. She travels the length and breadth of the country to competitions, usually assisting the vet, which involves working Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then PTV judging as well. She’s assisted at more Championships than most people can remember and as a non-BHS TREC competitor this makes her dedication and commitment to the sport all the greater.

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