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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Dear F&I Member, As we approach the celebration of Christmas, I hope each one of you is well and that your families, staff and clients are also safe and healthy. Then we welcome in the New Year 2021, and looking at our Facebook page following the cancellation of our Annual Course, so many of you,…

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Dear Member, Well, we all had a pleasant, fairly Covid-free summer, although better weather would have made a difference after that very dry April and May.  Here in Ireland it just didn’t seem to know when to stop raining, and I believe it’s been a wee bit damp elsewhere too!  However, somehow the harvest was…

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Dear Member After another fabulous Annual Course in January 2020 with those two top Trainers Adam Kemp FBHS for Dressage and Corinne Bracken UKCC Level 3 BS Trainer at Addington Manor, we all went home on a high, determined to spread ‘the gospel’ through to our own riders.  AND THEN, March arrived, just as our…

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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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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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Dear Member What a fantastic start to 2019! Two fabulous days in the company of Corrine Bracken and Adam Kemp at the newly refurbished Addington Manor EC. What more could one ask for? Those who rode went from strength to strength and for those of us watching there just weren’t enough pages in the notebook…

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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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Dear F&I Member As I sit here in the grip of Storm Emma and De Beast from De East I decided I’ve done enough snow shovelling and I would set about the Spring Newsletter. As usual I am overwhelmed by the continued enthusiasm of our members. After another fabulous two-day Annual Course at Addington Manor…

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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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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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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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Dear Member What a fantastic year so far for the Fellow & Instructors Association.  Di (our secretary) recently sent me a list of all days organised this year and it makes very good reading.  We are a diverse group of people with that common interest – the horse. To just precis the dates, days have…

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As I start to write this newsletter I realise today is Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, what a fantastic woman for such a great age, and I understand still riding out in Windsor Great Park.  I am lucky enough to be coming across to Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday 13th May with my very dear…

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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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