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Trustee Elections 2019

Help shape the future of your British Horse Society

In February we called for nominations for the British Horse Society 2019 Trustee elections. We are delighted to have accepted nominations from six individuals who believe they can make a positive difference by contributing their professional and personal skills to help govern the Society.  

As you will remember the current Board of Trustees identified these three priority specialisms: Education, Welfare and Generalist. Now is the time for you to support the Society’s future growth and development by using your votes to choose candidates with the correct balance of skills, knowledge and experience. 

As there is only one candidate for the Education specialist, in accordance with The British Horse Society Constitution, Sarah Simpson has been elected as BHS Specialist Trustee, Education. The Welfare specialist candidate has decided to stand down from the election process, and therefore there will not be an election for this area of specialism in 2019. The Board of Trustees is able to co-opt to the area of specialism to ensure continuity of welfare representation on the Board.  There will be an election for the Generalist category, and three Generalist candidates will be elected this year. Please use your three votes to provide the BHS with the skills required to lead the Society forward.  

Voting papers are available in the June issue of British Horse and must be received by 5.00pm on Friday, 12 July 2019. 

All BHS Members, regardless of type or age, are eligible to vote. You may vote for three candidates from the Generalist specialism.


Education Specialist

Together with the executive team, this role ensures that the BHS continues to deliver and develop varied opportunities for education in all areas of the Society’s work.

Meet your candidates


Our Generalist Trustees will support the Society to deliver on its core values; putting the Horse at the heart of all it does across its main areas of endeavour. They will act as an ambassador for the Society and champion its work across Access, Education, Safety and Welfare.

Three Generalist candidates will be elected this year, so you should vote the three candidates that you believe will best serve as a BHS Trustee. 

Meet your candidates

Election Timetable

Voting will open at 9.00am on Wednesday, 12 June 2019.  

Voting papers must be received by 5.00pm on Friday, 12 July 2019.

Results will be publicised at the Election Board Meeting (EBM) on Tuesday, 16 July 2019. 

The EBM will be held after the Members’ Meeting, at The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ. The Members Meeting will start at 10.30am and the EBM will start at 1.00pm. If you wish to attend please advise or 02476 840 512 by Friday 5 July 2019.


Mi-Voice, an independent electoral services company, will conduct our election. All votes will be recorded by Mi-Voice, so it will not be possible to vote twice. The first vote received will stand.

Voting Online

This is the quickest and most convenient way for you to vote. 



You will then be asked to submit your name (as printed on your membership card) and membership number before being presented with the online ballot. 

All members who have given us their email address will be sent a reminder and a link to the voting website. If you would like to receive email communications and haven’t yet provided your email address, please contact our Membership Team on 02476 840506.

Voting By Post

To vote by post please send your voting paper in an envelope to: BHS Election, Mi-Voice Democracy Technology Ltd, Epsilon House, Enterprise Road, Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS.

If you are a family member and would like to record your vote by post you can request further copies of the voting paper by calling 02476 840 512.

Need Help? 

If you have any questions with regard to electronic voting, then please contact Mi-Voice on 02380 763987 or between the hours of 9:00 and 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

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