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New Trustees elected to The British Horse Society Board

16 July 2014

The result of the recent election for three Trustees to join the Board of The British Horse Society has been announced.

This saw the election of Susan Pimbley BHSI, Diane Tranter BHSAI, and Fred Hodges BHSI.

Susan Pimbley BHSI is a long-standing member of the Society and an Assessor for EQL on List 2, assessing up to and including the BHSI exam. She is also a List 4 British Dressage judge.

For the past five years she has been a Trustee of World Horse Welfare. Previously, Susan was Head of Equine at Myerscough College for almost 14 years.

Diane Tranter considers access, welfare and education as her priorities. She, too, has been a member of the Society for more than 30 years, and has volunteered over many years with British Eventing, Riding and Pony Clubs.

Since retiring as design manager with the Peak District National Park, Diane has been on the committee of an affiliated bridleways group working to improve and extend off-road routes for riders and carriage drivers.

Fred Hodges BHSI works in the horse industry as an instructor/coach, BHS assessor and livery yard proprietor.

Fred believes that the best way to ensure the continued welfare of the horse is through education.

He says: "The BHS system has provided me with a brilliant and solid basis on which to build my own professional identity, and a basis on which to build my own livery and competition yard.

"I am relishing the opportunity to give something back."

This year’s election saw voter turnout increase, indicating a membership that is fully engaged with the charitable aims of the Society. 

Claire Aldridge, Chairman of the BHS, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our new Trustees onto the Board.

"The composition of our Board of Trustees gives us a good spread of interests and keeps the Society fresh with new skills, ideas and enthusiasm.”

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