Marilyn Cooper, of Hamilton,MNZM, for services to equestrian sports
Mrs Cooper began her coaching career at the Whenuapai Pony Club. She then became Head Coach at the Chelsea Pony Club and is now Head Coach at the Rosedale Pony Club, where she has maintained a very high pass rate for riders sitting certificate exams. She is also the Club’s Grazing Manager, and she is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of daily functions at the Club, including looking after more than 25 horses and maintaining the grounds. She has organised training, events and competitions throughout the Waitemata District. Mrs Cooper is a member of Equestrian Sports New Zealand and is a National Show Jumping Judge.