wins prestigious British Horse Society Scotland award
Stewart, from Moffat in Dumfries & Galloway, recently received
the BHS Scotland Anne Balfour Kinnear Award for the young riding
instructor of the year for 2003. The award, which consists of a
£300 bursary and certificate, is given annually to a young
instructor judged to be one who inspires others, strives to succeed
in the equine industry and places emphasis on good horsemanship.
year old Marion was delighted to receive the award and said, "I
hope this will encourage young people into the industry, especially
in my area of Dumfries & Galloway as there are not enough to
meet demand. They may not want to become instructors but they are
needed in a variety of ways across the range of opportunities connected
plans to spend the bursary, which is for furthering careers, on
helping her attain her BHS Stage 4 examination and complete her
training as a BHS Riding & Road Safety Trainer. She is currently
working as a freelance riding instructor.
Anne Balfour Kinnear was a founding member of BHS Scotland and her
life was dedicated to helping others get the most from horses, riding
and their careers. She extended her own training to become a British
Horse Society Instructor (BHSI) and was awarded the BHS Medal of
Honour in 1972.
her death she left a legacy from which an annual bursary is paid
to further the training of young Scottish instructors who are committed
to helping others. The purpose of the fund is to offer instructional
facilities to young instructors between the ages of 18 and 23, and
who reside in Scotland. Candidates are expected to show a commitment
to equestrian training and an involvement in teaching others, gaining
qualifications and helping riding or pony club members. One award
is made annually.
for the 2004 Anne Balfour Kinnear Award are invited. Send a SAE
to: BHS Scotland, Woodburn, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3RG. Anyone wishing
to contact Marion for instruction should call her on (tel: 07729