Sarah Nutt  2014

Sarah Nutt became involved with American Quarter Horses in the early 1970’s, with her first full quarter horse mare Ready Joella, imported from the USA. She became a founder member of the BQHA and helped set up the registry with approval of the Ministry of Agriculture; at this time achieving Charitable status as well. The Breed Show was set up then as the showcase for the Quarter Horse in the UK, with class for both pure and partbreds, and judges provided by the AQHA. Sarah says that in those days her daughter Emily and David Deptford were the ‘Youth’ riders and competed on level terms with the adults frequently beating them in competitions!   One of her most memorable occasions was putting a team of Quarter Horses with American riders together to tour the County shows one summer. It took a year to set up, and find horses and riders, and she had the unenviable task of being road manager. Sarah arranged the importation of the horses, towed the tack wagon and looked after everyone. It was judged a great success in promoting the breed, and all of the imported horses found new homes in the UK. Over the years Sarah has served as committee member, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman, International Director and is now happy to be a member with happy memories of horses, shows and friendships. Council would like to thank Sarah not only for her long years of dedicated service, but also her continued interest especially attending the AGM’s which is much appreciated.