The Anne Thorpe Memorial Trophy is awarded for Participant’s achievement in the North West Region over the previous 12 months. Anne Thorpe was our first Regional Chairman and supported RDA for over 35 years. Her family wanted Anne’s memory to be carried forward by an Annual Award, which was to be presented to a rider, vaulter or driver who had not necessarily won competitions and rosettes but who had really achieved a personal goal.
Group Coaches or Trustees select one participant in their Group they feel is the most deserving. Someone who has overcome challenges in Communication, Confidence, Relationships, Horsemanship or who has made changes to their condition that was attributable to RDA.
The North West Regional Committee appoint unbiased judges to carefully review all entrants and award an overall winner based on the criteria and information given. Since 2014 when the Award was first presented it has always been exceptionally difficult to choose the Winner.
Nominations for 2019 close on 16 October 2019.