ONE of the best known faces at the Pembrokeshire County Show has been presented with a lifetime achievement award.

Cynthia Higgon of Crundale was recognised for her ‘Outstanding Service to British Showjumping’ at this year’s show.

She was presented with a framed picture and letter from the chairman of British Showjumping, Les Harris.

It said: “I would like to thank you most sincerely on behalf of everyone at British Showjumping for the outstanding service, commitment and dedication you have provided for the Association and Pembrokeshire Show during your long standing service.

“I am aware you have always been extremely proactive within your region and that you have gained tremendous respect from you colleagues as a result.

“Although it seems and end of an era with you stepping down from your role, I would like to think that you would continue to follow the sport as enthusiastically as you always have and that you will stay in touch with the many friends that you have made over the years as a member of the British Showjumping family.”

Cynthia’s involvement with the Pembrokeshire County Show goes back for more than 50 years.

She said: “I started off working with my father-in-law who was the late Colonel Higgon. He used to build the course and was one of the senior judges.

“I started off by keeping the scores of the jumpers and went from there. For the last 12 years I’ve just done it on my own.

“I like to think that I have improved the show over the years. We’ve got top class jumpers here and that’s what we’re trying to achieve.

“And because we’ve got top jumpers we’ve got to look after them- they are our customers. They come from all over the country which we really do appreciate.”