September Newsletter 2010

Dear Members.

Once again the year seems to have rushed through. Burghley, the WEG and Dressage championships are upon us!

The Association has had a varied and exciting schedule of events and reports are on the web site – thank you to all who supported us and who wrote the reports promptly. The days continue to represent high quality and great value post-BHSI training.

Please don’t forget Stephen Clarke’s day Mon 20th September – contact Sue Pimbley or 01253 701014 / 07717 017372.

Enclosed (with the mailed newsletter) are the details of our Annual Course at Addington. I am excited about having Adam Kemp for the dressage and Kenneth Clawson for the jumping. The feedback that they give both riders and spectators is a real motivation for the new season’s competitions and coaching. Please get your booking forms in to Ann Bostock as early as possible.

Having done six years as Chairman of the Association, I am this year stepping down as Chairman, so I am particularly looking forward to seeing you all at Addington and having a great two days.

Yours sincerely


William Blane FBHS – Chairman, F&I Association

March Newsletter 2010

Dear Members

Once again, after the awful winter, we are steaming ahead into a late Spring.

Although we unfortuntely had to cancel our course at Addington, Jo Winfield organised a brilliant study day at Hartpury on 23rd February (see report) which also enabled us to have the Association’s AGM over the lunch break of the day, together with a committee meeting to organise this years events.

We’ve had our second event already – the representation at the excellent National Equine Forum which included a walk round Greenwich Park, site of our Olympics, (see report). Please look at the events we have planned for 2010, put them in your diaries and call the organisers now so as not to miss out. All events are with our top trainers, designed to be informal and encourage discussion, and are always great fun and well worth the effort of attending. On the social side, Hickstead is a real treat and a chance to dress up a bit, let your hair down shouting at the scurry and terrify yourself on the course walk of the Queen Elizabeth Cup. It really is a lovely day out in the company of friends.

Do you know of a Fellow or BHSI who perhaps used to be, but is now not a member? Or someone who has achieved their BHSI but somehow slipped through our net? Please encourage them to join our Association – slip them a membership form off the website! Even bring them to Hickstead.

Our Association is going from strength to strength and we also are looking for a new Secretary and newsletter compiler as Alison has done her 3 x 3 years….could it be you?

Call or email Alison for an informal no committments chat, as they say!

Finally, please try and use this website for information and dates over the coming year.

I look forward to seeing you all at some point over the year.

Yours sincerely


William Blane FBHS – Chairman, F & I Association

January Newsletter 2010


Dear Members.

It was with great regret that we decided to cancel our Annual Course and Dinner at Addington, but from a logistics and safety issue, I know it was the right decision.

The uptake for the course had been fantastic; both the flat and the jumping were full with F&I members, with over 54 coming to the dinner.

On a positive side I have asked Adam Kemp and Tim Stockdale to coach at our course again next year and all being well they hope to be available. Dates have been booked already at Addington – January 12 -13th 2011.

The AGM is now to be held at Hartpury on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 in conjunction with our RIDER PERFORMANCE seminar (please see enclosed flyer).

We have booked in an extended lunch break to include our AGM. Lunch is included in the ticket – so please try and attend. Apologies to Alison or myself.

Your committee will also be holding a meeting to discuss and finalise other training days through the year – ideas to any committee member please.

Please try and use the web site for information and dates over the coming year:

I look forward to seeing you all at Hartpury.

Yours sincerely


William Blane FBHS – Chairman, F&I Association

p.s. PLEASE use the membership renewal form (sent out in the last newsletter) to fill out ALL your details, attach a cheque if you don’t already pay by direct debit, and send to our Membership secretary/Treasurer, Jude Murphy, asap. Email details would be particularly appreciated – we would like to go as electronic as possible to keep costs down. Thank you!