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F & I Ladies Day at RIHS Hickstead

4 August 2022
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Temperate weather with a gentle breeze was a welcome relief to all who attended the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) at Hickstead today. Generously sponsored by the BHS, members of our wonderful F&I Association were given the opportunity to enjoy a day of full entertainment with fantastic viewing over the main Longines International Arena. Hosted…

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F&I Study Day with Judy Harvey FBHS

9 May 2022
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Monday 9th May 2022.   Word must have spread as a large number of F’s and I’s gathered at Judy’s Buckinghamshire yard for the enviable treat of watching Judy ride and coach throughout the day.  We started with Judy, while riding, giving us a marvellous insight into how she found and eventually gained the ride on…

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F&I Badminton Course walk with Nick Turner

5 May 2022
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5th May 2022.   Well, what a treat. Not only to be back at Badminton Horse Trials to watch all the action, but the sun was shining, and we were in for a real treat being guided round Eric Winter’s 2022 course by Nick Turner FBHS. The course was running over 6688 meters with an optimum…

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Chairman’s F&I Spring Newsletter

29 March 2022
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Dear Members,  Wow, what can we say, we have waited to release this Spring Newsletter so we can formally congratulate our four new Fellows of the BHS: Lisa Morris, Kylie Roddy, David Sheerin, and Jayne Smart. We all know (or have at least some inkling) what it means to prepare, enter and endure the Fellowship…

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Congratulations from Sam York FBHS, our Chair:

24 March 2022
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“We are beyond proud to announce the news that we now have four new Fellows of the BHS:  Lisa Morris, Kylie Roddy, David Sheerin and Jayne Smart.   We all know the Fellowship is the pinnacle of equestrian qualifications and it involves many years of work and total dedication to even be considered to be ready to…

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Report from the Study Day at Hartpury College

2 March 2022
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Wednesday 2nd March 2022 Those of us who were fortunate to be able to attend both of the study days in the Talland and Hartpury double bill were struck by the huge difference between them. At Talland, we focused on the effect that the rider has on the horse, but at Hartpury we drilled down…

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Report from the Talland Training Day with Pammy Hutton FBHS

1 March 2022
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We all arrived to the beautiful Talland at 10am [Tuesday 1st March 2022], some with a skip in their step, some thinking what have I let myself in for and some with a strong coffee in hand.  I’m sure everyone who was there will agree we all left feeling confident and making plans to make…

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Report from the F&I Study Day – Stallion AI and Equine Law

17 February 2022
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17th February 2022 Firstly, thanks to Amy for organising the day at Stallion AI Services with talks from Tullis Matson (who is the founder of Stallion AI Services) in the morning, and Carrie de Silva on Equine Law in the afternoon. Tullis began his fascinating presentation with a quick description of his own history, stemming…

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An Evening with Paralympian Sophie Wells OBE

2 February 2022
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PRESENTATION TO F&I MEMBERS & GUESTS BY SOPHIE WELLS OBE on 2nd Feb 2022 What a wonderful two hours spent in the company of Sophie Wells – AWESOME! As my local Co. Wexford farmer would say “She is Some Woman for One Woman”. Sophie started the evening by giving us some of her childhood memories,…

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Dressage – Annual Course Report from Keysoe 3rd & 4th Jan

15 January 2022
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Report on Dressage Sessions with Richard Davison FBHS – Keysoe. Firstly, Covid /government future plans raised questions as to whether or not the Annual Course would go ahead as planned. This caused the Committee considerable concern, upsets in arrangements and challenges in the planning of the course. Thankfully we were able to attend, albeit with…

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