Omagh man honoured for dedicated service to equestrian sport

Thursday, 14 June 2018

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Omagh man, John Chambers, has been honoured in the Queen's Honours Birthday List with a BEM for his services to equestrian sport. His lifelong passion for horses and building up the sport has been widely recognised within the industry, but now this new level of recognition is indeed a landmark occasion.
A retired auctioneer, John has been a leading figure on the local showjumping scene for years and since retiring from competitive showjumping, he has branched out to ensure his knowledge and skill can be utilised in other areas of the sport so as up and coming generations can embrace this activity.
A father-of-three, John has one son, Warnock and two daughters, Scarlett and Holly. He is married to Willow and lives at Doogary Road just outside the town. Last Saturday's honour was a shock to him, he said.
"It's a great surprise and a great honour and I appreciate getting it. I think this is really a team award because in this sport it takes everyone to make a contribution to make things work," said John.
His career began with taking a trot on a tiny pony at shows and the love developed from there.
Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...


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