Kind-hearted Kirkcudbright horsewoman Sheila Watson has been honoured with a national award for sportsmanship.
Sheila Watson from Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway received a prestigious British Horse Society award in recognition of the sportsmanship she has shown to fellow BHS TREC competitors throughout the year. The ‘BHS TREC Sportsmanship Award’ was presented by the Society’s President Martin Clunes at an awards ceremony at Saddlers Hall in London earlier this month.
Sheila was nominated for the award by her fellow competitors who have benefited from her support and sportsmanship-like behaviour. In particular, an incident at a TREC qualifier in which she herself was riding, but rushed selflessly to the aid of a fellow competitor when their vehicle had broken down with their horse on board. After driving for more than five hours to get to the venue, Sheila drove a further 80 miles to fetch the horse and rider only hours before her event start time.