Dawn Wofford (Warwickshire) – Nominated by the British Equestrian Federation
“Dawn Wofford has been a valuable part of The Pony Club for half a century. During that time she has come to epitomize the purpose for which The Pony Club was created.
Dawn has worked tirelessly at a grassroots level for over 50 years. She runs a Mini Camp at her home every summer for the under nines. It is at these camps that the new generation get their first taste of “kicking on and having fun”. To share this experience with Dawn is to know that they will leave enthused about riding but also about the responsibilities that come with being a rider.
Dawn was Chairman of The Pony Club between 1991 and 1997. Under her chairmanship, The Pony Club became independent of the British Horse Society and a charity in its own right. In 1997 she also co-ordinated the re-writing of Manual of Horsemanship, The Pony Club Bible, widely considered the ultimate text book for riding and caring for horses.
She is still a member of The Pony Club’s most important body, the Training Committee, and up until last year was the coordinator for The Pony Club A Test.
Dawn Wofford is one of those very rare people who can inspire people of all ages and The Pony Club is privileged to call her a member.”
It was with great sadness that the Trust learned of Dawn’s passing on 12th July 2015 after illness.