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Richard Davison and Caroline Moore Training Philosophies Zoom Webinar Report

6 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

15 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

10 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

7 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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F&I Autumn Newsletter, October 2020

28 October 2020
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Dear Member, Well, we all had a pleasant, fairly Covid-free summer, although better weather would have made a difference after that very dry April and May.  Here in Ireland it just didn’t seem to know when to stop raining, and I believe it’s been a wee bit damp elsewhere too!  However, somehow the harvest was…

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Sister Chiara Hatton Hall

16 October 2020
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From Jillie – on her “Other Mother”…: In March 1967 I started my training as a Working Pupil under the tutelage of Mrs Cherrie Hatton Hall at Moat House Benenden.  There were two yards – Moat House which boasted an L shaped stable block with tack room and feed room, an indoor school, a jumping…

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Report from Performance Psychologist Charlie Unwin’s Zoom Presentation on 7th Sept 2020

7 September 2020
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“Mental Fitness for Equestrian Athletes” So, some salient points from last night:  Firstly, how wonderful to get together with so many like-minded people with such a huge range of experience – and why ever don’t we do it more often?  It’s so stimulating and thought- provoking.  Charlie is a super presenter with endless enthusiasm for…

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Chairman’s August Newsletter

3 September 2020
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Dear Member After another fabulous Annual Course in January 2020 with those two top Trainers Adam Kemp FBHS for Dressage and Corinne Bracken UKCC Level 3 BS Trainer at Addington Manor, we all went home on a high, determined to spread ‘the gospel’ through to our own riders.  AND THEN, March arrived, just as our…

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Report on the F&I Training Day, Tuesday 1st September 2020, with Judy Harvey FBHS 

1 September 2020
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Our first day out for the F & I Association since the Annual course dawned warm and sunny as we made our way to Judy Harvey’s yard in Buckinghamshire. Judy has been a long time member and supporter and is generous in allowing us to watch and learn from her own riding and coaching skills.…

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Tim Price

14 July 2020
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It is with sadness I have to announce the very recent death of Tim Price. The previous manager of Addington Manor, he did a lot to help this Association over the years we’ve held our Annual Course at Addington. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

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