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Run with the help of her family and friends, the centre has been set up to help children and adults who suffer from a number of disabilities through the love of horses and ponies.
After hearing the news Nora said she was “excited but totally embarrassed”, insisting she usually likes to stay in the background and that the honour had come as a complete surprise.
“I think I will have to take my wellies off and go to the palace smelling like a human” - Nora Setterfield
She said: “I think I will have to take my wellies off and go to the palace smelling like a human.”
“It’s quite an honour, I’m very proud of the Queen and I think she does a marvellous job.”
“I feel very privileged I’ve been allowed into these children’s lives because some of them are blind and they put a lot of trust in you to work with them.”
She added the honour would also be a dedication to other members of staff that work at the centre.
“I’m excited the centre has got this far as well, all these people that come and help me are really wonderful people, including my family, the support has been wonderful.”
The Kent honours list in full:
ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
John Peter Atkins. Chief executive Officer, The Kemnal Academies Trust. For services to Education. (Ashford)
Alban Francis Xavier Green. Chief executive, Leigh Academies Trust, Kent. For services to Education. (Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex)
Dr Ruth Mitchell McKernan. Senior vice president, Pfizer and chief Scientific Officer, Neusentis. For services to Business and Innovation. (Faversham)
Paul Richard Morgan. Regional director, South East and Europe, UK Border Force, Home Office. For services to Border Safety and Security. (Dover)
Adesola Olumide Adetosoye. Formerly Divisional director, Children and Young People's Services, Lambeth Council. For services to Children and Young People. (Bexleyheath)
Mrs Susan Margaret Anderson. Council Member, Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service and Member, Low Pay Commission. For services to Employment Relations. (Chislehurst)
(John) Richard Boulter. Group head, Growth and Livelihoods, Department for International Development. For services to Reconstruction in Afghanistan. (Edenbridge)
Robert James Broadhurst, QPM. Formerly Commander, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Public Order Policing of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (West Wickham)
Mrs Sarah Jane Dunnett. Chair, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. For services to the National Health Service. (Sevenoaks)
Stephen John Grix. Principal, MidKent College. For services to Further Education. (Higham)
Toby Francis Sargent. Deputy head of News, Department for Culture, Media and Sport. For services to Government Communications. (Hayes)
Michael Patrick Aiken. Chairman, The Mary Rose Trust. For services to National Heritage. (Penshurst)
Mrs Susan Christine Anderson. Chief executive Officer, Sue Anderson Consultants. For services to Education. (Meopham)
David Andrew Brocklehurst. Chairman and Principal director, The Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust. For services to English Heritage. (Folkestone)
Christopher St John Hume Daniel. For services to the History of Marine Navigation, Timekeeping and Sundials. (Faversham)
Mrs Danielle Charlotte Fenning. Formerly Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services in support of Military Operations. (Beckenham)
Mark Benedict Harrison. Senior Policy Adviser, Civil Society, Cabinet Office. For services to Charity Law. (Sevenoaks)
Ronald Philip Dudley Hunt. Chief Clerk, Government and Opposition Whips Office. For parliamentary and political service. (Ashford)
Michael Ian Larking. Senior Executive Officer, Fire Safety Division, Department for Communities and Local Government. For services to Fire Awareness and Prevention. (Orpington)
Mrs Patricia Lovett. For services to Heritage Craft and Calligraphy. (Sevenoaks, Kent)
Ms Jane Mary O'Brien. Assistant director of Standards and Ethics, General Medical Council, London. For services to Medical Ethics. (Faversham)
Brian Kevin Pearce. Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Operational Planning for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Beckenham)
Mrs Heather Penelope Pegrum. For services to Riding for the Disabled Association through The Diamond Centre in Carshalton. (Sevenoaks)
Dr Bryan John Philp. For services to Archaeology in Kent. (Orpington)
John Vernon Powell. Athletics Coach. For services to Athletics. (Orpington)
Mrs Elizabeth Ann Ridley. Families and Business Support manager, Hillsborough Team, Home Office. For services to the Hillsborough Independent Panel. (Folkestone)
Mrs Nora Emily Setterfield. For services to People with Disabilities through the Thanet Disabled Riding Centre in Kent. (Broadstairs)
Paul Charles Settle. General secretary The Firefighters Memorial Trust. For public and charitable services. (Ashford)
Ms Wendy Penelope Solesbury. For services to the British Red Cross and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Cranbrook)
Mrs Linda Denise Jacquelynne Wainwright. Teacher, Slade Green Infants School. For services to Education and Children with Special Educational Needs. (Sidcup)
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Mrs Janice Eileen Chapman. Brownie and Guide Leader, Groombridge Guide Group. For services to Young People in Kent. (Tunbridge Wells)
Mrs Barbara Letchford. Formerly Branch and Regional Representative, National Association of head Teachers, South East Region. For services to Education. (Hythe)
John David Marks. For services to St. James Church, Cooling and to Ecclesiastical Heritage in Kent. (Rochester)
Miss Lynette Gay Sargent. For services to the community in Shipbourne, Kent. (Tonbridge)
Mrs Pauline (Polly) Taylor. Co-Founder, Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre. For voluntary service to People in Kent Affected by Cancer. (Tunbridge Wells)
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