Jane Goldsmith receives BHS Queens’ Award for Equestrianism

  • Para-dressage judge Jane Goldsmith has been presented with the British Horse Society Queen’s Award for Equestrianism.

    The award is for “outstanding services to equestrianism”.

    Jane, a former chief examiner for the BHS and successful competitor in showjumping, eventing and dressage, has trained competitors in all disciplines.

    But it is her work in the development of para-dressage the BHS felt sets Jane apart. She has coached riders, including Lee Pearson, to paralympic standard and is a five-star para-judge.

    “This is a very exciting,” said Jane who received her award at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead today (Thursday, 28 July).

    “It goes without saying that without the friends and support I have had from the BHS this would not have been possible.”

    BHS chairman Dr Phil Wadey said: “This is an instance of a recipient who might have earned the award for any one of several achievements — as a distinguished competitor, coach, examiner or administrator.

    “But it is her work to develop the world-beating British para dressage team that earned Jane her position at the head of the list of high achieving equestrians

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