F&I Chairman’s Report Virtual AGM

January 5th 2021 Dear Members Welcome to our first Virtual AGM. As the year 2020 drew to a close suffice to say for us all it was a challenging one and a time we won’t forget.  The COVID-19 pandemic threw all our lives into disarray, it limited our social lives, work, travel and so many…

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CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW of 2019

AGM JANUARY 2020 “Ladies & Gentlemen Once again it is my pleasure to stand in front of you to give the Chairman’s Review of the past year. We have 91 for supper, the biggest number ever. I am in awe of the length & breadth of this professional association’s membership – people who are prepared…

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F&I SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Well, that’s Ladies Day at Hickstead done and dusted for another year. Not so many of us there this year, but the same amount of fun to be had. Royal Dublin Horse Show has finished with GB winning the Nations Cup on a really awful day, weather wise. So, is it really all downhill till…

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F&I ASSOCIATION REVUE OF 2018

Honoured Guests 3 New Fellows of the BHS, Ladies & Gentlemen Each year as I stand here to give this revue, I feel that the past 12 months cannot be improved on.  But each year they are!!!  From the first day of our Annual Course in 2018 with the fabulous Christoph Hess and Chris Bartle…

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Chairman’s Report – AGM – January 3rd, 2018

Ladies & Gentlemen, As I prepared this report a few days ago, I said to myself: well, we have the FaceBook page up and running thanks to Sam Champney Warrener, the web page is kept ticking over by Sally Newcomb, and our F&I days keep getting better and better as well as more and more.…

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F&I Newsletter Summer 2017

Dear Member I promised myself I wouldn’t say it but I have to “Where has this year gone? It’s now July!” Following the agreement with the BHS to introduce Continual Professional Development (CPD) recognition to more of our days, this year seems to have opened up with an absolute blast of informative and innovative study days. Thank…

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 2017

Having re read my Report for 2016 I noted the last paragraph stated that the 30th Anniversary Year had started with a ‘BANG’ and so it progressed throughout the year with a plethora of days offered across the UK and Ireland. Even though all did not take place the list of those which were held…

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Chairman’s Report 6th January 2016

Good evening ladies & gentlemen and honoured guests, Mrs. Jennie Loriston Clarke, Mr Nick Turner and Mrs Lynn Petersen.  This AGM & Dinner is a milestone for the F&I Association as the 30th Anniversary.  In my loft I have paperwork going back to the first year I’ve made a start to prepare it for archiving…

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Chairman’s Report, AGM 2015

Good evening members and honoured guests, Mrs Jo Knowles FBHS, Mrs Jennie Loriston-Clarke FBHS, Mrs Lyn Petersen BHS CEO and Mr Nick Turner FBHS.  Welcome to the 29th AGM of the BHS F&I Association.  Looking back at the proposed dates for 2014 from the minutes I noted that, with very few exceptions,  every day was…

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Chairman’s Report, AGM 2014

Welcome, we now have 206 paid up members this is all due to Judith Murphy.  2013 continued to be a busy year with the great unwashed British Public having a better idea of what horses and their riders can achieve following London 2012. Meanwhile the F&I Association has been equally as busy, especially a small…

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Chairman’s Report, AGM 2013

Happy New Year to all! Olympics etc. What a year the sporting world has had in general but specifically the Equestrians! The highlight of course has to be the London 2012 Olympics. Dressage – Team Gold and Individual Gold and Bronze SJ – Team Gold Eventing – Team Silver Olympia 2012 – Charlotte won both…

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Chairman’s report, AGM 2012

The last year has been a relatively mild and dry one which has allowed many competitions and training events to go ahead with few cancellations and days lost to bad weather. This has been quite a relief when we have to forward plan our two day training conference in January. For many this year has…

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