Katie’s top Scots VQ student

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Hawick student Katie Stephen has been awarded the title of Scotland’s 2015 VQ Learner of the Year in recognition of her outstanding vocational achievement in horse care at Borders College.

Katie, 2o, successfully applied her knowledge and skills to her career and has already secured remarkable achievements. She has produced award-winning horses in dressage and eventing, as well as successfully retraining ex-racehorses, making a name for herself in the equine industry.

She was also named Equine Learner and Land-Based Learner of the Year by Lantra.

Katie said: “I’m thrilled.Completing a vocational qualification has given me the skills and drive to pursue my chosen career and I am delighted that my hard work has been recognised.”