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“Moving Towards a Sustainable Future” by Brendan Bergin

22 September 2021
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An article by F & I member Brendan Bergin published in The Irish Field. Click here for the pdf version of the article

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Sad News from Nick Gauntlett

31 August 2021
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We wanted to brief you all on our own Nick Guantlett’s (FBHS) dreadful lorry accident yesterday. Many of you will have already heard via Facebook, but for those who haven’t, here is Nick’s post, copied from his own Facebook page: “Tough day… maybe an understatement! My amazing family are fine & that is definitely the…

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Report from the Royal International Show, Hickstead 2021

24 July 2021
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On Saturday 24th July the weather was forecast to be raining with a strong possibility of thunderstorms. After the heatwave we have had, it was typical that this was set to blight our F&I day out at Hickstead. BUT, we were blessed with dry humid weather and no rain. 12 of us congregated first of…

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Report from the Visit to the Mount St John Stud, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

30 June 2021
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Wed 30th June 2021 What a wonderful way to spend the morning! The visit to Mount St John Stud yesterday was a delight from start to finish. Many thanks to Fiona Harrison for organising the whole visit including the excellent lunch afterwards at the Carpenters Arms. A very big thank you to Emma Blundell and…

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Crowd Funding to raise £15,150 to help fund a wheelchair ‘The Genie’

16 June 2021
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Ruth Warrener was diagnosed with MS in the early 90’s. She says: “At that time, each day of my life was full on: eventing, training horses and running a business with my partner, so when I felt tired I assumed it was because I was so busy! I had a spell of blindness in one…

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Lucinda Green XC Clinic Report

15 June 2021
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Stockley Farm, Calne, Wiltshire  15th June 2021 Held by Helen Martin On arrival, the first impressions of the facilities were excellent and professional combined with friendliness and a sense that nothing was too much trouble.  The day was organised with 5 groups of 4 riders with a lunch/discussion time with Lucinda, this meant a full day…

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Report from the Judy Harvey FBHS Training Day

5 May 2021
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May 5th 2021. Around 20 or so Fs and Is arrived at Furze House for the day. Some brought horses for coaching sessions, some volunteered to coach a session, and all of us had a chance to observe, discuss and enjoy the socialising with friends which has been in short supply recently. All socially distanced…

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Report on the Eric Smiley FBHS “Walk the Course – Manage the Buckets” Zoom Webinar

5 May 2021
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There were 51 F&I members registered for this presentation which was organised in place of the Badminton course walk which would have been with Eric at Badminton. The evening was organised by our Vice Chairman, Ann Bostock. Thank you, Ann. There were a few technical communication issues, and the sound quality was not good, but…

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Report from Talland Study Day

20 April 2021
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Tuesday 20th April 2021 The 5.30 am alarm went off, this usually means one of two things – either I am off eventing or I have to get up to get hirelings ready for autumn hunting. Today neither was the cause of my early alarm, instead I was off to “Talland“ for my first “Study…

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Report on the Diverse Communities in Equestrianism Webinar

25 March 2021
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What an interesting and eye-opening session we had discussing diverse communities in equestrianism. Ruth opened the evening, introducing us to Sandra Murphy. Sandra set up BERF – BAME Equine and Rural Activities Focus group – just after the George Floyd incident. BERF were represented for the first time ever at the National Equine Forum a…

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