To comply with the new rules of succession on regional committees for Riding for the Disabled (RDA), three county chairmen from the West & Central Scotland Region have had to step down.

Earlier this year Jane Isaac stepped down as Argyll county chairman.

Anne Ritchie has, with her characteristic energy and enthusiasm, leapt into supporting the Argyll groups.

In January, Lisa MacDonald ‘stepped up to the plate’ and took over Ayrshire from Penny Buchanan.

Also in January, Patsy Muir Simpson 'handed over the reins' as carriage driving representative to Eileen Cornish.

Sara Smith has also stepped down. Sara’s role as regional coach and, until recently, the accessibility mark assessor has been invaluable and she will be very hard to replace.

To acknowledge their work, 24 of the regional committee and groups gathered together at Brucefields Family Golf Centre, Bannockburn for lunch and a presentation.

The work and commitment that they have cumulatively given to the groups, and this region, has been phenomenal and RDA could never thank them enough.