Equestrians awarded MBEs in The Queen’s Birthday Honours

  • A number of equestrians have been named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

    Brough Scott, founder of the Racing Post and chairman of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund, said he was “very touched” to receive an MBE for his services to sport.

    Major Richard Waygood of the Life Guards, event rider and former Riding Master of the Household Cavalry, was awarded an MBE.

    Major Waygood, who left the army in April, said: “It’s a lovely way to finish a 30-year career.”

    Gill Watson, team trainer to Britain’s junior and young rider eventing teams for over 20 years, was awarded an MBE for services to equestrian sport.

    Also receiving MBEs were Antonia Thoday for voluntary service to Chesham High School Pony Club branch, Buckinghamshire, and Ann Pattinson, for services to the Meirionydd Special Riding Group and to disabled people in Gwynedd, Wales.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (18 June, ’09)

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