Membership in the North Region remains very strong indeed and it has been heartening to visit the local shows and find so many people who are already members.
We have adopted a different strategy this year and can now be found in the lorry park at shows, chatting to competitors and visitors – and spreading the word. The main issues cited in conversations are: indiscriminate over-breeding, ragwort and road safety – we will be looking at new ways to address these in the coming months.
At Cartmel Show in Cumbria recently, when Freda Zobrist was asked why she had decided to join the Society she quickly replied, “I bought a horse - why wouldn’t I?” This was music to our ears.
Freda is pictured at Cartmel Show with her lovely horse, Fenton II.