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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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How to Produce a Powerpoint Presentation with Jo Winfield FBHS

10 March 2021
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This informative evening followed on from our first presentation on delivering an online seminar. I would have to say as attendees we looked much more confident in how we made our way around our computer screens. People had used background photos which Jo had showed us on that first night. A handout was sent out…

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Ernest Dillon FBHS in conversation with Danny Anholt FBHS

8 March 2021
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‘His Philosophy of Show Jumping Training’ Danny opened the evening to welcome 58 of us sounding extremely professional, (ever considered a career in broadcasting Danny?), with grateful thanks to the committee and in particular to Jude Murphy for her hard work and inspiration in setting up the zoom evenings. Our attention was drawn to the…

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Report on the Zoom Evening with Charlie Unwin

1 March 2021
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‘Training Our Inner Voice’ This was a wonderful and insightful evening presentation which I felt added another level to the work which Charlie already does, not only with riders directly but also with coaches. The presentation’s study focus resonated threefold, firstly on a personal level analysing our own coaching performance, also as facilitators of a…

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Report on “Modern Equine Dentistry” with Alice Hughes

23 February 2021
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Firstly, we must thank Jen Morris for organising another fantastic zoom session, this time with Alice Hughes BVMS BAEDT MRCVS. Jen started off by introducing Alice, who Jen used to teach at Pony Club and now Alice is married with children and is her vet. Alice is part of a large practice in Aberdeen called…

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

12 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”

8 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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