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!