M.B.E. for Joanne Eccles

British Equestrian Vaulting were delighted to hear the news that Joanne Eccles had been given a M.B.E.

Order of the British Empire

At St. James’s Palace, London on 17 June 2017

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to give orders for promotions in, and appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:


To be Ordinary Members of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:

Miss Joanne Idonia ECCLES

For services to Equestrian Vaulting.

Rebecca Musselwhite appears on ITV’s “Teach my pet to do that”

Rebecca, head coach from Unicorn Vaulting Group,  talks to Alexander Armstrong about Mr Bean her prancing pony! Rebecca and Mr Bean appear in episode 3.

A perfectly prancing pony…

Posted by ITV on Tuesday, 5 September 2017

August 2017 – Joanne Eccles weds Fraser Littlejohn

Vaulting Wedding Of Joanne And Fraser Littlejohn

August 26, 2017 by Adele Feuerstein from Vaulting news

Joanne Eccles is now Joanne Littlejohn. Congratulations to the newlyweds Fraser and Joanne Littlejohn!

On August 13, 2017 they married with a traditional Scottish party. Joanne Littlejohn is well-known for her successful equestrian vaulting career over years which earned her European and world champion titles. After she ended  vaulting in 2014, she started her new career as a dentist. In June 2017 Joanne Littlejohn was honored by the British queen as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

We have some pictures of this cool vaulting wedding including of course vaulting, climbing and the famous one arm handstand which was only done by her so far.



Margaret Morgan is awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Margaret Morgan has been awarded a MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for her services to the Riding for the Disabled Association.

We all know Margaret for all her work with the Berwickshire RDA vaulters, and we are delighted to see her being honoured in such a special way.

Congratulations Margaret from everyone at BEV.


Borders women recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Margaret Jean Morgan is awarded an MBE for her services to the Riding for the Disabled Association. Credit: ITV Border

Two women from the Scottish Borders have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Jessica Mary Troughton from Ettrick And Lauderdale is recognised with a BME for services to the community in Stow, Galashiels.

Margaret Jean Morgan from Berwickshire is awarded an MBE for her services to the Riding for the Disabled Association.

It really was a great shock, I had no idea it had even been applied for but I feel very very honoured to have received this and it’s not just for me, it’s for the whole group and it’s also my family who give me a hundred and ten support for anything to do with RDA.’

– Margaret Morgan, Riding for the Disabled Association


Credit: ITV Border

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