It was with much sadness that many of us attended the funeral of Margot Tiffany BHSI at St Mary’s Church, Hornby on Monday 20thApril.  It was a beautiful day, with the sun out and the temperatures high.  The church was as expected full to capacity with many choosing to stand outside and listen to the service of Thanksgiving and Celebrations of Margot’s life.

Margot was a passionate advocate of The British Horse Society qualification system and successfully trained innumerable candidates.  Her pioneering teaching efforts in China led to two individuals gaining the BHSAI qualification – a source of enormous pride for this dedicated lady.Always able to bring people together in her true belief of the Society’s aims and objectives, Margot volunteered on several County Committees, taking the Chairman’s seat on no less than three occasions for BHS Merseyside, BHS Durham and BHS North East Yorkshire.  Margot also served as a BHS Trustee from 2008 to 2011 with particular interests in Qualifications and Training, Education and Welfare.  Year after year Margot rose to the challenges facing her, always cheerful, optimistic and skillfully able. One of Margot’s close friends described her as “Yorkshire through and through – like a stick of Scarborough rock”!The horse world held Margot in high esteem, not least for her wisdom, sense and sensibility – qualities integral to her roles as an International Trainer, Judge and Chief Examiner. Her achievements were recognised in 2012 when she received the prestigious Bodynfoel Award for excellent service in promoting the work of the BHS (pictured). Margot promoted goodwill and collaboration across the equestrian community and her contribution to the continued success of the Society was without question.

Donations would be gratefully received for the BHS Scholarship fund, please send cheques made payable to ‘The British Horse Society’ and marked on the back ‘Scholarship Fund’ to Laura Pepper, Director of Fundraising, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ.  If you wish to find out any more information regarding this fund please email Laura: laura.pepper@bhs.org.uk or phone 02476840500.

Jo