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About the Approvals Team

Our dedicated Approvals team are backed up by a wealth of experience. All inspectors and Head Office staff can be contacted at approvals@bhs.org.uk or on 02476 840509.

Kirsty Logue BHSII BETCM
Inspector (Scotland, Northumberland and Cumbria)

Kirsty has a small livery yard and previously owned and ran a busy riding school for just over ten years. She enjoys riding and competing for pleasure.

Karen Moon
Inspector (North of England)
Karen is a freelance Coach and NLP Practitioner developing horse and rider relationships. In the past she was instrumental in the development of Stepney Bank Stables and business development for other equestrian projects. Karen has competed in various disciplines over the years.

Michelle Ireland BHSAI
Inspector (Midlands and East)
Michelle has competed in many different disciplines from Horseball to Eventing. She is currently competing at BS Newcomers and intermediate Team Chasing.   

Oonagh Meyer BHSI
Inspector (South of England and London)
Oonagh is a Chief Assessor, UKCC moderator and freelance Coach and regularly competes across the disciplines.

Shelagh Laird
Inspector (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland)
Freelance Instructor specialising in training candidates for BHS Stage Exams. 

Bob Weatherley BHSAI, BETCM, UK CC level 2
Inspector (South, South West and Wales)
Bob has competed in Show Jumping, Eventing, Point to Point and Carriage Driving. He was a member of Team GB and competed at the BHS TREC World Championships in 1997 and was Chef d’equipe for the British Team in subsequent years. He is also an Equestrian Tourism Trainer and Examiner.

Jo Wilson
Approvals Support Manager 
Jo has worked for many departments within the BHS over 27 years. She has competed in lots of disciplines on her own horses ranging from Prince Phillip Cup, BS Newcomer level and Team Chasing.

Chris Doran 
Approvals Administration Manager
Chris has worked at the BHS for almost 22 years and has been involved with Approvals since 1994.

Jane Townsend

Membership and Approvals Administrator
Jane has worked within the Membership Department of The British Horse Society for nearly 13 years. She has ridden from a young age and after a break from owning now owns three ponies with her daughters.


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