The equestrian world has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, with MBEs for jump jockey Tony (AP) McCoy, Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre director Carrie Humble and Pony Club stalwart Iris Dunstan.

At just 29 years old, AP McCoy is the most successful national hunt jockey of all time, and is expected to ride his 2,000th winner by the end of the year. He has won every major race except the Grand National and has been champion jockey for seven consecutive seasons..Carrie Humble founded the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) 12 years ago, and the charity is regarded as a pioneer in the field of retraining racehorses for a useful career away from the track.

Farmer’s wife Iris Dunstan has seen five district commissioners come and go during her lengthy term as secretary of the FourBurrow branch of the Pony Club and received the organisation’s own Cubitt Award in 1989.

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