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Report on Erik MacKechnie-Guire FBHS “Taking the step from the BHSI to Fellowship”

12th February 2021
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I first would personally like to thank the F & I Association committee for their swift embracing of technology giving all of us greater access to fantastic trainers and coaches regardless of geographical location. Here in Ireland our ease of access to top coaches is often limited. I hope even when we “return to normal”…

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F&I – Report on “How to deliver a professional online seminar”

8th February 2021
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By Jo Winfield FBHS To most horse people the mention of IT sends a shiver down the spine! I am no exception! However Jo dispelled all these thoughts and unravelled the mystery of IT for our coaching programmes. Her preparation was very concise, sending out her plan on a PowerPoint beforehand, so we could be ready for the…

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Eric Smiley’s Course Walk to Training Report

8th February 2021
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Correct Speed .   Arrival.   Set tone for course. Correct Speed .  Scope .  Brave. When to balance. How much. When to turn , line, left or rt. When to balance , what canter. What position. Balance. Distance, speed of thought off bank ( alternative ), focus horse. Gallop, when to balance. Line in…

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Where Are Our F&I Members in the UK & Ireland?

26th January 2021
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During lockdown, as enthusiastic as ever, our chairman Jillie Rogers and her beloved other half Fran, produced maps of the UK and Ireland showing where F & I members live.          

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Thank You Letter to F&I

25th January 2021
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We have received a thank you letter from James Hick following our donation: Thank-You-Hardship-Appeal

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F&I Chairman’s Report Virtual AGM

14th January 2021
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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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Richard Davison and Caroline Moore Training Philosophies Zoom Webinar Report

6th January 2021
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F&I ‘Annual Course’ – Wednesday 6th January 2021, 7pm, via zoom It is uncertain whether the 80 F&I members attending on Wednesday 6th January was indicative of our appetite for knowledge or a desire to escape the chaos of the outside world! One thing is for sure, many of us have significantly upskilled our tech…

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F & I Christmas Newsletter

15th December 2020
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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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Report from F&I Webinar – “Biomechanics of Horse and Rider from a Coaching Perspective” delivered by Dr Russell Mackechnie-Guire

10th November 2020
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Ruth Baxter kindly organised the Webinar on the “Biomechanics of Horse and Rider from a Coaching Perspective” delivered by Dr Russell Mackechnie-Guire on 4th Nov 2020. After a few anxious moments linking up to the Webinar which Ruth planned so well we were treated to a most wonderful 2 hours of research that is ground breaking…

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New Fellow

7th November 2020
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Congratulations to Erik Mackechnie-Guire FBHS who passed the Fellowship of the British Horse Society Assessment recently. Pictured here with Commodore.

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