British Horse Society announces appointment of youngest ever Chairman
David Sheerin BHSI was elected Chairman of The British Horse Society by the board of Trustees on Tuesday (2 August).
The thirty-nine-year-old has been a member of the Society’s Board for the past three years and is the youngest ever Chairman of the UKs largest equine charity. He is relishing the opportunity to lead the BHS forward.
David said: “I am absolutely thrilled and proud to be chosen for one of the most prestigious chairmanships in the equine world. The Society has provided me with a clear pathway to progress my career, so becoming chairman is a wonderful opportunity to give something back.”
Having spent the last nine years as Chief Instructor at Wellington Riding, David brings a wealth of experience from his background in education and a fresh and current approach to the society which will be celebrating it’s 70th anniversary in 2017. David is committed to continuing to reach out to the new and upcoming potential in the equestrian community as well as supporting and engaging with all established equestrians across the United Kingdom.
David takes over the role from outgoing Chairman, Claire Aldridge, who has served the Society as a Trustee for six years – the last three as Chairman. Claire has been honoured with another first for the charity and that is her being granted the national title of Chairman Emeritus.
Of her time as a Trustee Claire said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the Society as Chairman. I am incredibly proud of what our wonderful community of staff and volunteers has achieved and I am confident that, with David to support them, they will continue to make a difference for all horses and riders.
“I have enjoyed having David as our Vice Chair for the last year and wish him the very best in his new appointment.”