BHS Education Trustee Candidates
BHS Education Trustee: Sarah Simpson
- I have trained career students for our own BHS qualifications, and been an Assessor (Chief Examiner) for 30 years. I have seen how vital it is to have BHS qualifications as a sound foundation to any equine career.
- I am 100% committed to ensuring we promote our (BHS) qualifications, and, that they continue to be held as a Gold Standard worldwide.
- I am passionate about developing training courses in all subject areas, and, ensuring it is accessible to all.
My first consideration when pursuing a career with horses was to become BHS qualified. Over a ten year period I progressed from BHSAI to BHSI. The structure and depth of the training provided a sound foundation on which to build a rewarding and successful career; this is something I want to help the BHS promote. My experience had taken me into all areas of the industry, including; saddlery, colleges, racing, the thoroughbred breeding industry and also the coaching aspects of BE, BD and BS.
I have worked in the equine industry for 35years; producing event horses, competing to advanced level, training competitors and career students, and working as an examiner, moderator, verifier and coach educator.
Having seen and been involved in a variety of approaches to structure, delivery and assessment of qualifications, I feel I can bring a wealth of experience to the role of Education Trustee.
I am passionate about all aspects of the BHS. As an organisation that promotes education as an effective way to improve horse welfare, going forward, I would like to see greater availability, and accessibility to a wide range of courses. These would be open to all members, be they recreational riders, employed within the industry or competitive riders; to provide personal development and CPD, as well as qualifications.