The Marion William’s Bursary

The history

This bursary was set up by Mr David Sykes in memory of Marion Williams, an active EPS member for many years and breeder based in the south west of England.

The criteria

A special green rosette will be awarded to the highest placed rider under 25 riding a registered Exmoor pony owned by a member of the Society at EPS affiliated shows in Marion’s area of the South West of England.  And because, Marion did not only stay close to home, it includes the championship shows of  NPS, Equifest, BSPS, HOYS, Olympia and EPS Ridden Pony of the Year.

The Bursary is intended to support members by providing funding towards furthering their showing aspirations whether it is towards tack, education or travel.

What you have to do

Each young person awarded a green rosette will also receive a qualifying card. The qualifying card together with a letter explaining the reason why they wish to receive The Marion Williams Bursary to be sent to the EPS Secretary by 31 January.

Applications will be considered by the EPS Committee and the Bursary awarded at the Annual General Meeting.

2018 Recipients

Those presented with a Marion Williams Bursary Award Rosette in 2018 are invited to apply for the bursary.
Closing date: 15th February 2019.

2017 Recipients

=No applications for the Marion Williams Bursary were received at February 2017.=

2016 Recipients

The Marion Williams Bursary Award 2016: Emily Gaskell, Lowena Payne and Rosie Williams.


2015 Recipients


In February 2016, it was agreed that the bursary, worth £500, would be shared between the four applicants:

Georgia Evans; Kittiana French; Charlotte Matravers and Rosie Williams.