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Announcing the results of our Trustee Election 2024

We’re pleased to announce that Samantha Gregory has been voted in as the new Generalist Trustee and Karen Silcock has been re-elected as our Generalist Trustee with Financial Knowledge.

Samantha Gregory – Generalist Trustee

Samantha joined the BHS as a teenager to take her examinations and hasn’t looked back! Although she’s worked in other industries, she’s always been drawn back to the equestrian world due to her love of horses and desire to promote horse care and welfare.

Samantha is a supporter of BHS assessments and how they educate those who care for horses to a high standard. She advocates for the BHS approvals scheme and how it upholds welfare standards in equestrian organisations.

As the listed proprietor at the Equestrian Centre based at Moulton College, she’s aware that the equestrian industry is under significant scrutiny, she would like to be part of the BHS to protect our industry's future.

Karen Silcock – Generalist Trustee with Financial Knowledge

Karen’s aims as a Trustee are twofold. Firstly, to use her financial expertise and experience to support good financial management and governance, and good risk management. Secondly, to make a wider contribution to our campaigning and educational work.

 A long-term member of the BHS and horse owner, horses and equestrian sports are a major part of her life. She’s passionate about the benefits that interaction with horses bring and has first-hand knowledge of issues faced by horses and riders.

Since becoming a BHS Trustee in 2021, Karen has served on the Finance Committee, becoming its Chair in September 2022, supporting senior management in enhancing risk management systems for the measurement, mitigation and management of key business and strategic risks faced by the BHS.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the elections or nominated someone. Your participation helps make sure our Board truly represents our membership. For full details of all of our Trustees, click here.