Jennie Loriston-Clarke has been given the first ever Queens Award for Outstanding Services to Equestrianism.
It is tremendous to be honoured with the first award, and Im amazed that I should get it when there are so many wonderful people who have done so much for the sport, Jennie told H&H.
She topped eight nominees put forward to the British Horse Society (BHS) by member bodies of the British Equestrian Federation. The other nominees were: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Yogi Breisner FBHS; Douglas Bunn; the late Major Thompson MVO, MBE, DCM; Betty Gaston; Clive Milkins and Diana Martin-Bird FBHS.
Jennie represented Britain at five Olympic Games and, famously, won Britains first dressage medal a bronze at the World Championships in 1978. She is renowned as a trainer and judge as well as being a passionate supporter of British-bred horses, having trained home-bred horses to international level.
She received her award at a dinner to mark The Queens 80th birthday last Friday evening during Royal Windsor Horse Show.