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Trustees elected to lead The British Horse Society into new era

17 July 2013

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The result of the recent election for five Trustees to join the Board of The British Horse Society was announced on Tuesday 16 July. This saw the re-election of Marjory Norrie for a further term of three years and the election of David Sheerin BHSI, Christine Worthington, Lotta von der Heyde and Heather Hardy.

David Sheerin is head coach at Wellington Riding in Hampshire, a BE accredited coach, an assessor for the BHS and organiser of advanced horse trials. Christine Worthington has been a member of the Society for some 30 years, having served on county and regional committees in various roles, including that of chairman. She has received an award of merit and last year received the status of Chairman Emeritus for her work as Regional Chairman and on the BHS Lancashire committee.

Lotta von der Heyde is a sales professional who is passionate about horse welfare and is a qualified equine behaviourist, while Heather Hardy is a BHS Life Member who has been involved with horses since childhood. She is involved in eventing with her own horses and enjoys competing in BHS TREC. Heather has been a BHS committee member in Lancashire for five years and is a local bridleways group member.

Marjory Norrie, re-elected to the Board for a further spell of three years, takes special interest in equine matters in her native Scotland, regularly attending BHS Scotland regional committee meetings, as well as Tayside county meetings. She was British Riding Clubs Area 22 chairman for four years and Scottish representative on the BRC National Executive for eight years. She is currently chairman of BRC Tayside Dressage Group and is qualified as a BRC List One judge for Style Jumping, Riding Test and a Level 3 assessor for Horse Welfare and Equitation.

Those successful were elected from a nomination list of eleven, the largest number of candidates for many years, indicating a fully engaged membership keen to help drive the Society in its process of change and improvement.

Claire Aldridge, Chairman of the BHS, said: “I’m delighted to welcome four new Trustees onto the Board. The new make up of our Board of Trustees gives us a good spread of interests and heralds a new era in the history of the Society, with fresh skills, ideas and enthusiasm.”

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