Highland Pony Society News

28.03.2017 14:48 Age: 1 year

Applications Sought now for the The Patron’s Bursaries

Category: General

Spread the Word to Young Highland Pony Society Members

Interest should be registered by 1 June 2017


The Highland Pony Society is celebrating after receiving a gift of £2,500 from The Patron’s Fund. This charitable fund was set up, on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations of which she is Patron.

Around £750,000 has been distributed between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

We are honoured and delighted to have Her Majesty the Queen as our Patron and Council are arranging that this funding will be used to create bursaries to encourage young Highland Pony enthusiasts.

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said: ‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support the Highland Pony Society with its valuable work. This Society is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as Patron which, between them, make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

Applicant requirements

Applicants must be within the following age categories:

1) 12 to 18 years on 1 January 2017 or

2) 19 to 25 years on 1 January 2017

Applicants must be current paid up members of the Highland Pony Society.

How to apply

Applicants should email a note of interest with the Secretary of the Society by 1 June 2017 but this does not exclude later applications. This note of interest should be followed up by creating a portfolio of evidence of their commitment to the Highland pony breed either in electronic or hardcopy format and submitting this to the HPS office by the deadline of 30 September 2017.

Full information is given on the link below.