Three ambassadors for equestrian sport were presented with their awards in the main arena by BEF Chief Executive, Nick Fellows and they join a cohort of 313 medal holders, dating back to February 1949.
The BEF Medal of Honour is an award designed to recognise activities connected with international endeavour in relation to equestrian sport and it is awarded for outstanding services to the British Equestrian Federation or its Member Bodies.
Team GBR eventing athlete, Ros Canter won Individual Gold and Team Gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina with her own and Caroline Moore’s, All Star B. Her Medal of Honour follows on from two incredible seasons claiming two top five finishes at the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials, a Team Gold at the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland and an end of year ranking of second in the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings.
Recognised for her commitment to national and international carriage driving, Jill Holah receives an award for her service as the Chef d’Equipe for the international combined pony team, a post she has held for 16 years and in which time they have achieved a string of success including Individual Pony Pair Gold in 2015 and 2017.
Also among the recipients is Waveney Luke who is recognised for her contribution as a selector to the British Para-Dressage teams and involvement in British Dressage activities. Waveney has helped guide and mentor members of the para-dressage team, providing inspiration and support on their way to unrivalled success.