As those of you who already volunteer will know very well, Committees tend to run in cycles and every few years for one reason or another, it becomes necessary to refresh the team with new faces.
The beautiful county of Cumbria represents some unique issues for us. It is both geographically huge - and with all those lakes in the middle, attempts to cross the county within a reasonable timescale can often fail.
If you live in the South West corner – or even on the West coast, places like Penrith (which is considered quite central) can still mean a two hour drive.
No matter how enthusiastic you are, this can undoubtedly become a bit of a test.
So – moving forward, we have a cunning plan to form smaller sub-groups (four or perhaps even five), who can become the ‘hub’ for the BHS in each small corner of the county – making attendance at events for all of our 1000+ members, much more achievable.
Since our ‘Showjumping – the High’s and the Low Down’ with Geoff Billington and Nina Barbour at The North Lakes Hotel, we have tried hard to get out and about with the new Talking Horses initiative. You may have seen us at Sizergh, Gosforth, Ulverston or Newbiggin on Lune already this year. Vet Rob Peckham from Archway Vets, has been hugely supportive and given excellent presentations on each occasion – big thank you, Rob.
The sessions have been well received and our last one will take place at Thursby Village Hall near Carlisle on Thursday 19 October 2017. Light refreshments will be available and once again there will be an equine veterinary presentation and Q&A. Everyone will be made most welcome.
In the meantime, Wendy is very keen to hear from any individuals, or groups of friends, who feel they might like to get more involved and volunteer for us in their local area. No previous experience is required – just a little time and a lot of enthusiasm! Full support will be given, so please do get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.
BHS North of England Equine Biomechanics Seminar
Join us on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at Blackdyke Farm Riding and Competition Centre, near Carlisle for this exciting event where Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics (using the latest science and technology to improve both rider position and horse performance), will work alongside Jo Winfield FBHS – a specialist in helping riders and horses at all levels, to perform to their full potential.
This event counts as CPD for Accredited Professional Coaches but will be of broad interest and is open to everyone. Contact Wendy for further details and ticket enquiries.