Could your career do with a boost?

Young horse riding instructors in Scotland could benefit from a bursary worth £500 thanks to the Anne Balfour-Kinnear Training Legacy.

Anne Balfour-Kinnear was a founding member of BHS Scotland and a staunch supporter of The British Horse Society and The Pony Club. Her life was dedicated to helping others get the most from horses, riding and their careers. On her death she left a legacy from which an annual bursary is to be paid to further the training of young Scottish instructors who are committed to helping others.

The purpose of the fund is to offer support and development to young instructors, aged 25 years and under, who reside in Scotland. Candidates are expected to be committed to equestrian training and show involvement with teaching others, gaining qualifications and helping riding or pony clubs. One award is made annually. 

Applications are now invited for the 2012 award. Eligible instructors can apply by downloading the form from and sending it in to the address provided by 30 April 2012.

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