The Marion Williams Bursary


The Bursary was set up by Mr. David Sykes in memory of Marion Williams, who was a breeder and active EPS member for many years, based in the South West of England.


A green Marion Williams Bursary rosette will be awarded to the highest placed rider under 25 riding a registered Exmoor pony, owned by a member of the Society, at the following:

  • All EPS Shows and Area Shows
  • EPS Exmoor Pony of the Year
  • All Affiliated shows in the South West of England (Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire)
  • Championship shows of NPS, Equifest, BSPS, HOYS and the London International Horse Show

Where the recipient of the rosette has already received a qualifier rosette in any given year, the qualifying rosette will be passed down the line to the next eligible recipient, who must be an EPS member.


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

Each person awarded a green rosette may write a letter or email, explaining the reason why they wish to receive The Marion Williams Bursary, to the Trustees of the EPS. This should be received by the Secretary by no later than 31st December. Successful applicants can expect to hear by the Spring.

2022 Recipients

Ruby Chalker, Lauren Cohen, Scarlett Elwood, Annabella Howes, Lowenna Payne and Lyra Swayne.

2021 Recipients

Portly French and Charlotte Matravers.

2020 Recipients

Georgia Evans.

2019 Recipients

Portly French and Lowenna Payne.

2018 Recipients

Lauren Brill.

2017 Recipients

No applications for the Marion Williams Bursary were received in 2017.

2016 Recipients

Emily Gaskell, Lowena Payne and Rosie Williams.

2015 Recipients

Georgia Evans, Portly French, Charlotte Matravers and Rosie Williams.