What is the DAKS Volunteer of the Year Award?
The DAKS Volunteer of the Year Award was instigated by DAKS to recognise the many unsung volunteers who have quietly dedicated a lifetime of service and devotion within The Pony Club.
How are people nominated for the Award?
Any District Commissioner, Centre Proprietor, Centre Coordinator or Company Member can put forward a nomination for a volunteer to be considered for the DAKS Volunteer of the Year Award. The nomination is then ratified by their Area Rep and the Chairman of The Pony Club.
The 2023 award has now taken place - details for 2024 will be posted here when available.
Once all nominations have been received, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Pony Club, along with the Volunteers and Officials Committee, will decide on a shortlist of five candidates. This shortlist will be presented to DAKS who will choose the overall winner of the award.
Details of the 2024 DAKS Volunteer of the Year Award will be posted here when available.
Congratulations to Janet Wakeham from the Warwickshire Hunt Branch of The Pony Club who was selected as the 2022 DAKS Volunteer of the Year! Janet was presented with her award at Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Janet has been a committee member for 43 years representing initially Mounted Games followed by Tetrathlon at local, Area, Regional and Championship level. She has also been Area Coordinator and has received Cubitt Awards for both 20 and 30 years' service. Committee Meetings, Rallies, Training, Events, Camps, Area Competitions and Pony Club Tests are all hosted. She organises Tetrathlon practice in all disciplines and provides food for all events and Senior camps. Janet is a fantastic ambassador for The Pony Club and encourages everyone to embrace The Pony Club; help, compete, train, make cross country fences, commentate, socialise and make lifelong friends.Warwickshire Hunt Branch of The Pony Club