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Unsung Heroes

The sport of Eventing thrives on unsung heroes. Without volunteers, friends and family we would  be stuck. In order to recognise those who have helped us out whether its a friendly fence judge who recommended how to jump a fence, the friendly starter who gave you confidence, your family for support or a friend who is holding the sick bucket for you, then this is the time to recognise them. Once a week we will take the best from our Twitter page or Facebook and publish them on the website. Facebook Link

From Sue Eggleton:

My father in law started coming to events with me at the start of this season. I am a working owner rider, without a groom, so have always had to beg help or go alone, & with 2 horses at novice & novice intermediate this is very hard. As I have no family any more of my own, I think Trevor felt sorry for me seeing me struggle, without any support or input – his son, my husband, will only come under huge sufferance, normally maximum twice per season if I’m lucky!! Trev now proficiently studs up, plaits up, does the practice fence, interprets the score board, chats up all the nice lady volunteers, washes off, walks off, de-studs, de-plaits, & always brings sausage sandwiches for me! He’s always there before I arrive, regardless of the time or distance, & always with a smile! He’s the best groom & the best dad on loan anyone could wish for – & this week he is 70 years young, please help me acknowledge this very special man!!

About the author


An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.

1 Comment

  • Happy Birthday Super Trev! Well Done to him, he sounds like a real star!! Hope his traits are hereditary but late occuring and his son decides to follow suit one day when Trev no longer feels up to it..!! But well done, as someone in a similar role to him there is some enjoyment for us spectators on the ground but the early starts can be hard when you’re not the one going XC..!