Sarah-Mary Brown – From Farriery at SRUC to a Fellowship
An online lecture in Farriery delivered by ex Oatridge student Sarah-Mary Brown.
Sarah-Mary began her Farriery training in 2000 at Oatridge, followed by an Apprenticeship in Cumbria via SRUC. While a student she won the Lantra Landbased Student of the Year Award. She achieved her Diploma with the Worshipful Company of Farriers in 2007. Eight short years later she became the first ever woman in 650 years (not a misprint) to become a Fellow of that venerable company (incorporated in 1356), and remains one of only 2 women currently on the planet to hold this honour.
Sarah-Mary has competed all over the World for Scotland and for GB at three European events. She retains close ties to SRUC and is still firm friends with Jennifer Fitzpatrick, our Equine lecturer, who arranged the lecture. The session was enjoyed by all the students and I am sure they were thrilled to be learning from such a world class teacher. And appreciated such a fantastic role model giving up her time to give something back to where it all started for her.
A big thanks to Sarah-Mary and Jennifer for giving the students such a great memory to cherish.
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