Pandora – Tarragon Trophy
Stable Life is what it says on the tin - 'A hand to hold, a heart to heal and a horse to love'
Stable Life have some very special ponies who bring unconditional love and acceptance to those who need it the most.
Caroline Taylor Smith tragically lost her life in a car accident and she was an inspirational young lady whose kindness and generosity touched many young people.
Caroline was also one of the first young people who has been supported through her journey with Stable Life and she meant so much to everyone on the project and touched so many others hearts in her role as a peer mentor and volunteer with Stable Life
Caroline was an advocate for young people and understood the challenges of dealing with anxiety and she showed great understanding and empathy for other young people who were struggling with personal challenges in their life. She also volunteered with RDA and gave so much to others and shared her love of ponies.
Following her tragic accident and all too early death, her family chose that they would like to give the retirement collection to “Stable Life”. It was used to purchase a very special pony called 'Pandora'.
Pandora brings sunshine and joy to young people at Stable Life and she is a living reminder of a special girl who everyone at Stable Life misses so much.
Pandora is a firm favourite with everyone especially the 'Tiny Trotters' and she just makes everyone smile - a wee pony with a BIG attitude.
Stable Life is a special place for the most special young people whom we are privileged to support and wee 'Pandora' optimises HOPE and underneath everything there is hope.
Gillian Elliot - Farney Grange for Most Popular Instructor
We were over whelmed with votes for Gillian. Gillian is based at Burnbank Equestrian Hamilton, where she is chief coach and yard manager who has worked in BHS approved training Centres and has a BSc in Equine Sports Science, BHS Stable Manager Intermediate Training and UKCC Level 4
The ploughmen of Fife - Beveridge for Fundraising
This amazing group of horse men helped us fundraise £5000 at the 2016 Working Horses Day
Sue Kilby - Volunteer of the Year
Well what can we say about our very own Sue Kilby Welfare officer for BHS Scotland? Sue was nominated for this award for her outstanding commitment to the welfare of our horses here in Scotland. She has been training, coordinating and advising Scottish Welfare Officers for many years and never hesitates to get involved. Once, Sue had been told of a field of where highland horses were grazing with ragwort in. Undaunted, she endeavoured to pull the field of ragwort by herself over a number of weekends in the blazing sun. Just one of many stories that showcase her devotion to the cause.