Summer Newsletter – May 2012

Forthcoming events:

The Futurity Young Stock Day and barbeque being organised for the summer by Mandy Luesley has been postponed until next year. This is due to the sale of many of the current young stock that could be seen and evaluated this year. Mandy believes that next summer will be a more valuable and beneficial time for all interested parties as there will be a greater number of “new” and quality young stock available for viewing and evaluation purposes.

Mandy Luesley would like to remind all F and I members of the forthcoming training with Judy Harvey on Monday 21st May – there are still some places left so please contact Mandy directly on 0208 529 5012 or 07941 116498 or contact by email:

Show Jumping training with Ernest Dillon FBHS on Monday 16th July. This clinic is aimed at all standards of horse. It is open to Fellows and I’s and those training for the E and T. Start 9am at Wellington Equestrian Centre. Cost £40.00 per horse. Spectators welcome. This event is being kindly organised by Annette Christey who can be contacted on 07884498743 for booking information. Spectators welcome.

The Royal International Horse Show – Ladies Day at Hickstead on July 21st 2012. Costs and contact will be posted nearer the time.

“Combined seminars for equine professionals” – a series of informative lectures and demonstrations on aspects of health care for the horse – to be held at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire on Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th September. Contact: Martin Reed at: or Dianne Roberts – Costs are £75.00 for one day and £125.00 for both days. More information and an outline plan will follow shortly. To be confirmed.

The Marketing Conference postponed from March 7th will now take place on Wednesday October 3rd. This marketing day will relate to image and marketing oneself. To be held at the BHS Headquarters. Cost is around £15.00 for F and I members and £20.00 for non-members. This will be limited to 70 delegates. See website.

A day post Olympics with Andrew Fletcher and Carl Hester – October/November time – more details post Olympics.

Gareth Hughes Dressage Clinic at Coleg, Gwent
Kindly organised by Judith Murphy
Monday 15th October 2012.
Gareth has taken 20 National titles and last year won his first International Grand Prix on Classic Sandman.
Start 9.30am Finish 4.30pm
Cost £50 Private Lesson/£35 each Shared Lesson
Spectators most welcome and Gareth will involve you during each lesson throughout the day. Cost £20 – members / £30 – non members
Contact Judith Murphy for applications. 07710 759901/01452 762020 or email

The Northern Training day has been organised by Sue Pimbley and will take place at Myerscough college on Thursday 1st November, 2012. Morning session – Clinic with either Stephen Clarke or Clive Halsall (List 1 Dressage Judge).

The speaker in the afternoon session will be Mark Caldwell FWCF. Mark will be discussing shoeing and care for suspensory ligament problems.
Start 10 am. Sue is able to offer B+B to members who would need it because of distance – she has two spare rooms and she may also be able to offer a stable, but would not know till much nearer the time. Please contact Sue directly on 01253 701014 07717 017372

As most members appear in favour of Facebook use for the association, there will soon be a page for the use of F and I Association members. This is kindly being organised and set up by Catherine Cawdron.

The next Committee meeting will be at Hartpury during the CDI week (July 4th – 8th), date to be confirmed. If members wish to bring a topic forward for discussion at the next meeting, please speak to any Committee member

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