At the British Horse Society we have been looking more closely into how we can improve and develop on our work on equality, diversity and inclusion.
As part of this continued work, The British Horse Society is delighted to announce that invitations for expressions of interest are now open for the British Horse Society EDI Advisory Group. We would like this group to have the opportunity to make an impact by advising the organisation on inclusion and anti-discrimination topics across the BHS’s work, as well as acting as champions of diversity as representatives of the BHS and the wider Equestrian Community.
The BHS aims to ensure that all individuals have equal opportunities to take part in equestrian activities irrespective of age, sex, gender identity, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion, social background or, sexual orientation. This includes all individuals in all roles at the BHS and it’s wider equestrian community.
James Hick, BHS Chief Executive: “Here at The British Horse Society we are committed to creating opportunity for all, regardless of your age, disability, race, sex or any other characteristic, in order to increase participation in, and accessibility to, equestrianism. We have a clear aim to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion is increased and celebrated across the equine industry, and to facilitate availability and approachability for anyone wanting to become involved with the animals that we know and love”.
The EDI Advisory Group will consist of members from across the equestrian community, and from the wider equality, diversity and inclusion sector.
In order to achieve this aim, The British Horse Society are encouraging applications from as diverse communities as possible, and from any area of expertise, whether you ride competitively or recreationally, or are a volunteer or a qualified coach or riding centre managers or are not from the equestrian community.
If you want to help us create a change, we want to hear from you if you have lived experience of, or experience of working with/representing, diverse groups or individuals who face barriers to inclusion, people from different faiths, people from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities or people from the LGBTQ+ community. A connection to the equestrian community would be great, although this isn’t essential.
If you are interested, please complete our expression of interest form and send back to us by 29th July 2022. The first meeting of the EDI Advisory Group will be on 22 August 2022. For further information or support, please contact EDI & Safeguarding Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org