Find out a bit more about some of your county committee working hard for horses in Warwickshire.
Sandy Sandon – Welfare Officer
Sandy’s involvement in welfare work with the BHS goes back over 30 years; she was made official welfare representative for the Warwickshire committee in 1993, and has also served as a road safety examiner.
Proprietor of the BHS and ABRS approved Caldecote Riding School in Nuneaton since 1988, Sandy previously ran Bremond College Riding School in Coventry for 10 years. She has served as District Commissioner of the Coventry and District branch of the Pony Club for around 20 years, and has taught Pony Club members since 1973.
Sandy is an examiner and inspector for the ABRS, and her qualifications include BHSAI, ABRS Principles Diploma, ABRS Gold Award and Pony Club B Test.
In recent years, through her voluntary work Sandy has often been pictured in British Horse magazine, and has received a number of awards – a Welfare Award in 2010 plus 25 Years’ Service Award in 2012 from the BHS, and the Cubitt Award from the Pony Club. And through her involvement in training candidates for the Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA), she’s had the honour to meet HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace, and enjoyed dining in the members’ tent at Royal Windsor Horse Show. Volunteering can certainly reap its rewards!
Audra Morgan – Communications Officer
Audra joined the BHS Warwickshire team in 2012 and is responsible for compiling the eNewsletters sent to BHS members in our county, and for managing our social media presence via Facebook. She lives in Rugby and enjoys spending time with her three horses, attempting to improve her riding skills and watching any equestrian sport.
Sue Jacques – Committee Member
Sue joined the committee around 2009 and is a lover of horses and all equines. She has plenty of friends who involve her with their horses, especially with Reiki healing. Sue volunteers at a BHS Approved yard, and assists the committee with whatever needs doing.
Kelly Birks - Welfare Officer
Kelly joined the BHS Warwickshire committee at the end of 2015 and qualified as a Welfare Officer in early 2016. She is married and has two children, plus two horses - an elderly Irish thoroughbred (The Mad Hatter) and a youngster (Midlife Crisis).
Working full-time means Kelly's constantly a busy bee. She's had horses for over 25 years and has always been interested in stud work and breeding. The highlight of her career with horses was working for Jennie Loriston-Clarke at Catherston Stud, which sparked her interest in dressage.