Awards Party A Huge Success!
British Horse Society in the North and Yorkshire recognised the
achievements of six individuals at the sell-out second Annual Awards
Party held at the Morritt Arms Hotel in North Yorkshire last weekend
event was once again shared with South Essex Insurance Brokers'
BHS National TREC League Awards.
BHS North and Yorkshire Regional Awards Party 2003. Pictured
form left: Miss Anne-Marrie Perry, Mrs Jane Bartle Wilson, Dr Jonathan
Pycock, Mrs Kathy Atkinson, Mrs Patricia Harrison
the award for services to Riding and Road Safety was presented post
humously to Mrs Evelyn Graham from Morley in Durham, who died suddenly
in early January. A key member of the Equestrian Community in the
North, Evelyn will indeed be a huge loss.
award for work in Access and Rights of Way was presented to Mrs
Kathy Atkinson from Newcastle, who was recognised for the huge contribution
she makes to the extension of off-road riding in the area.
and Hound correspondent Dr Jonathan Pycock, from Malton in Yorkshire,
was surprised to find himself the recipient of the Equine Breeding
Award in recognition of his outstanding work in AI, Embryo Transfer
and IVF. Jonathan collected his award to the sound
of Tom Jones, singing 'You Can Leave Your Hat On', which caused
Patricia Harrison from Carlisle in Cumbria was honoured with the
Horse Welfare Award in recognition of her activities in this field,
which span several decades.
winner of this years' Special Achievement Award went to fifteen-year-old
Anne-Marie Perry, from Elwick in Cleveland. Anne-Marie qualified
her mothers' 'Forest Fire' for the National Dressage Championships
in 2001, winning at Elementary Level, only to return in 2002 to
win the Medium Championship - a very impressive record!
Olympian, Jane Bartle-Wilson, having presented prizes to winners
all evening, then received one of the biggest surprises herself,
when Mrs Muriel Allan, Chairman of the North Region Committee, presented
her with the 2002 Trainers Award for outstanding service to Dressage.