The Hendelah Waley Equestrian Fund is accepting applications for training grants from people committed to making a career with horses.

The fund was set up 30 years ago by Ann and Simon Waley after their daughter Hendelah was tragically killed in an accident, aged 17.

Funds of £2,000 will be divided between three or four recipients, and can be used to pay for lessons with a professional or to contribute towards BHS examinations.

The Waleys are looking for people aged 18 or over with exceptional motivation, attitude and aspiration, rather than specific riding talent, who would like to go into teaching, horse welfare or other equestrian careers.

Applicants will undergo assessment at a riding day near Reigate, Surrey on 14 November.

To apply, email Jane Davies on jane@geegeecollectables.com, clare.chandler@btinternet.com or thewaleys@aol.com for an application form.

The closing date for applications is 28 October.