Two Tayside equestrian women took the top awards at the recent British Horse Society Annual Awards at Saddlers Hall, in London.
Stepping down as BHS Scotland national chairman after seven years, Loraine Young of Aberlemno was awarded the society’s most prestigious honour, the President’s Award, for exceptional service to the society over a period of years.
During her time as head of Scotland’s largest equine membership organisation Loraine has helped further the aims of charity across Scotland by masterminding numerous fund-raising and educational events.
Meanwhile Marjory Norrie, from Gardyne, was recognised for many years of service to the British Riding Club movement when she received the Leo Harris Award for excellent service to affiliated Riding Clubs and area liaison.
Marjory has led Area 22 (north of the Forth-Clyde line) for over a decade.
The ladies were presented with trophies by Martin Clunes, the British Horse Society president.
Helene Mauchlen, Scottish development officer for the British Horse Society, said: “It is remarkable that two people from the same UK country, far less region, should be recognised in this way in the same year.
“BHS Scotland is so proud of Loraine and Marjory their energy, determination and sense of fun have helped mould the BHS and British Riding Club movements into the active, welcoming and representative organisations that they are today.
“Congratulations to them both.”