Tom takes the honours

5th November 2010

The final of The British Horse Society’s Coach of the Year competition has taken place at Warwickshire College.

This year’s well-deserved winner is Tom Gawler, representing the Talland School of Equitation. Tom, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, is currently a BHS Intermediate Instructor and teaches pupils from beginners to advanced levels in all disciplines. He was also a finalist in the 2009 competition. Second and third places went to William Anderson from Ireland and Tracey Ann Garside from North Yorkshire.

Alison le Fevre, Senior Executive (BHS Training), said: “We were fortunate to have once again secured three of the equestrian industry’s leading professionals to judge the competition. Gill Watson FBHS, Corrine Bracken and William Micklem FBHS provided immeasurable support and guidance to the candidates on the day.

“Each finalist, who had secured their place in the final by taking part in one of our regional qualifier days held earlier in the year, was judged on their performance in teaching an individual jump lesson, individual flat lesson and on a Stable Management presentation.”