Congratulations to Erik Mackechnie-Guire FBHS who passed the Fellowship of the British Horse Society Assessment recently. Pictured here with Commodore.

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From Jillie – on her “Other Mother”…: In March 1967 I started my training as a Working Pupil under the tutelage of Mrs Cherrie Hatton Hall at Moat House Benenden.  There were two yards – Moat House which boasted an L shaped stable block with tack room and feed room, an indoor school, a jumping…

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It is with sadness I have to announce the very recent death of Tim Price. The previous manager of Addington Manor, he did a lot to help this Association over the years we’ve held our Annual Course at Addington. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

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By now all members should have received their lovely new F & I badge and membership card. If you haven’t received yours by 10th June, please contact Judith Murphy – treasurer@fandiassociation.org.uk

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AFTER COVID 19 – William Micklem – Part 1 PERCEPTION NOT FACT An association with horses is provably life enhancing, an activity that can be hugely beneficial, both mentally and physically  ….a sport for all, and a sport for life.  Whether seriously disabled or seriously able extraordinary things are possible in partnership with ponies and…

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We are so lucky that Ann Bostock has once again worked her magic and has persuaded Richard Davison FBHS to come to Addington in January 2021 as our Dressage Coach.  Richard will join Caroline Moore FBHS our Jump Coach. PLEASE NOTE BOOKINGS MAY NOT BE MADE TIL 1st SEPTEMBER 2020 and then to Ann. More…

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Ruth Baxter wrote a letter to Horse & Hound which was published in the 23rd Jan 2020 edition. As the letter was edited by H&H and now makes far less sense to those who were at the F&I convention, it was suggested that Ruth should send the unedited version out. Please find it below: “Dear…

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As you may know, our friends at UK Coaching publish a research journal and are always looking for research articles to publish.  If you have a piece of research to publish, we would encourage you to send it in to UK Coaching.  For more information on the journal and read previous editions, see https://www.ukcoaching.org/statements/research and…

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Can a contemporary theory of skill development be applied to equestrian (and other) sports? Hosted by Marianne Davies. All information is below plus the booking information and links. Webinar information: Our good friends at UK Coaching have opened the opportunity to engage in this fascinating webinar to be delivered by Marianne Davies from 9am on…

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The BHS are holding another fundraising charity race at the prestigious Newbury Racecourse on 7 November, with twelve amateur jockeys including event rider Nick Gauntlett taking part to fundraise for their vital work. After the exhilarating race will be a celebratory lunch, an auction and a full afternoon of racing. It would be great it…

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“Dear Member,   I am writing to you, ahead of a general announcement being made later today, to confirm the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of The British Horse Society. James Hick will join the Society on Monday 2nd December 2019 bringing with him a wealth of experience and proven success in leading a…

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The Fellowship assessment will be taking place on 6th and 7th April 2020 at Warwickshire College The BHS Fellowship is the highest professional standard across the equine industry and is internationally recognised. Taking place across two days, candidates will be assessed on coaching skills, practical demonstrations, theoretical knowledge, stable management and the history of equitation.…

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