New Year recognition for carriage drivers

Micky Flynn, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh?s Coachman, has been awarded an MVO (Member of the Royal Victorian Order) in the New Year's Honours list.

Micky was part of the Bronze medal winning British Team at the 1984 World Championships in Hungary (black & white photograph - from left: HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Micky Flynn, George Bowman) and has been backstepping for the Duke of Edinburgh for many years (colour picture - Lowther 2005).

Ruth Skinner, an enthusiastic carriage driver and member of the Scottish Carriage Driving Association, was awarded an MBE for her services to Riding for the Disabled Association and to the community in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Tandem driver David Gulley has become the first British farrier to be elected as president of the European Federation of Farriers? Association (EFFA). He says he is determined to publicise EFFA?s work in raising standards throughout Europe.