Autumn Newsletter October 2015

Dear Member, In September 1819 John Keats wrote an Ode beginning ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ and yes here we are again.  British Summertime will ended on October 25th and now the days will shorten on that run down, or is it up, to Christmas. The British Horse magazine had articles on winter care…

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Spring Newsletter

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!  The grass is looking greener, the clocks have changed, garden centres are in full swing telling us to plant the tubs and hanging baskets, and our horses/ponies are busy slipping their coats. Members of The Fellows & Instructors Association who knew Margot Tiffany have been stunned and shocked by the sad news…

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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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Autumn Newsletter 2014

Dear Member Summer is but a memory and the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is now past as we tread those long dark days to Christmas, so I felt a Newsletter was needed! The F&I Association has had a busy year with a varied calendar, training days, study days, course walks, days for the…

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Summer Newsletter 2014

Dear All I have realised that time has marched on and that I’ve not yet sent you any form of correspondence re the F&I Association’s continued successful 2014. Since the Annual Convention many events have been organised by busy people, which have then been coached and attended by many very busy people. Other busy people…

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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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Summer Newsletter 2013

I looked back and saw that other Summer Newsletters were dated much earlier in the year than this one. My apologies but I’m sticking to the excuse that summer has only just started with this glorious weather! Ireland is determined not to get into the problems of earlier this year when, after a winter that…

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Spring Newsletter 2013

Since the AGM I don’t think my feet have hit the ground but my fingers are certainly getting plenty of keyboard practice at the computer. Facebook has really taken off thanks to Sam Champney Warrener so if you’re a Facebooker it’s easy to go across to the F&I page and if you’re not, then the…

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Chairman’s Newsletter – January 2013

Dear Member, Once again we were privileged to enjoy two fantastic days at Addington Manor, whether as riders or spectators. The facilities were voted as top class and we will be returning there next year. However, the committee is still open to using different venues in the future if the membership decides to action this.…

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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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Summer Newsletter – May 2012

Forthcoming events: The Futurity Young Stock Day and barbeque being organised for the summer by Mandy Luesley has been postponed until next year. This is due to the sale of many of the current young stock that could be seen and evaluated this year. Mandy believes that next summer will be a more valuable and…

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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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Looking back on 2011

As previously mentioned, the Association has had a busy year with training opportunities and events which included a visit to Carl Hester’s yard to watch the training of his horses from novice to grand prix, a day training with Judy Harvey at her yard near Addington, Ladies Day at Hickstead, a charity course walk at…

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Autumn Newsletter – September 2011

A message from our Chairman, Jo Winfield. Hello Everyone, I hope that you have all been bearing up with the delights of the English Summer as the year is starting to draw to a close. It has been a busy year for most if the training reports and discussions with people have been anything to…

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Spring Newsletter – February 2011

Hello and Welcome to 2011 I am pleased to be writing this newsletter as the newly elected Chair for the F & I Association and hope that I can do the position some justice after stepping into William Blane’s shoes. William has worked tirelessly for over seven years as Chairman and I would like to…

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