AGM Agenda

Notice of the Annual General Meeting for the British Horse Society’s Fellows and Instructors Association.


To be held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire on Wednesday 6th January 2016 at 7pm


1. Opening address by Jillie Rogers BHSI (Chairman)

2. A minute’s silence for Miss Margot Tiffany BHSI, Miss Helen Barton-Smith BHSI & Miss Gill Drew BHSI

3. Apologies for absence

4. Minutes of the AGM 7th January 2015 (already circulated) to be approved

5. Matters arising

6.  Chairman’s report

7.  Treasurer’s report

8.  Meet the present Committee followed by committee elections for 2016

9. A brief review of the 2015 events

10. Presentation of Awards

11. Plans for 2016 and beyond


13. Date of 2017 AGM meeting.

Annual Course 2016 – Study Groups

STUDY GROUPS: There will be signup sheets on the first morning for those spectators/riders wishing to join a Study Group.  The timings of these group sessions will not be advertised prior to January 6th.

Dressage sessions:

Jenny Ward BHSI BD List 1 Judge. Jenny has trained and competed to Grand Prix.

Carol Bennitt BHSI.  Carol has trained and ridden to Grand Prix.

Jumping Sessions:

Eric Smiley FBHS.  Eric has trained and ridden to 4* Events.

Sam York BHSI.  Sam has trained and competed to 3* Events. Sam will discuss different methods of coaching riders over fences whilst using the riders at that session.

David Sheerin BHSI. David has trained and competed to 3* Events. David will discuss the individual horses at the session he’s mentoring.


BHS awards prestigious Fellowship qualification to two successful candidates

The prestigious title of Fellow of The British Horse Society has been awarded to Nick Gauntlett and Danny Anholt, following two gruelling days of assessment.

Nick becomes a BHS Fellow (Eventing) and Danny a BHS Fellow (General). They join 78 BHS Fellows since the qualification was initiated in 1949. The Fellowship is the highest recognition of professional standards across the equine industry and is respected across the world.

The exam takes place across two days and candidates are assessed on coaching skills, practical demonstrations, theoretical knowledge, stable management and the history of equitation.

Nick currently runs his own equestrian business, Chescombe Eventing, based in Gloucestershire, while Danny is Director of Equestrian Sports at Millfield School. He said: “I feel very proud and honoured to become a Fellow of The British Horse Society. There are fewer than 80 people worldwide who hold the qualification and it represents the fruits of a lifetime’s work, culminating in two of the most gruelling examination days imaginable!

“As an equestrian coach it means a lot to have one’s experience and skills recognised in the highest equestrian qualification worldwide. I hold the whole Millfield Equestrian team partially responsible for the result as they are the most hard-working, dedicated and supportive group of people I have ever worked with.”

The British Horse Society and The Fellows and Instructors Association congratulate them both on becoming Fellows and wish them every success for the future.

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Alison Coleman

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