Congratulations to the New Fellows

The F&I Association wishes to congratulate three of our members who have this week achieved the highest accolade awarded to a professional member of the British Horse Society – The Fellowship.
Mandy Luesley
Sarah MacDonald
Andrew Bennie.
These three good people deserve to have passed the Fellowship with all it entails.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL OF US IN THE F&I ASSOCIATION

LYNNE BALDWIN BHSI

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the recent passing of Lynne Baldwin after a short illness in a hospital near Woodcuts near Salisbury in Wiltshire on 18th March.

Lynne and I trained together at Moat House Benenden in the 1970’s under the tutelage and watchful eye of Cherrie Hatton Hall (Sister Chiara). Lynne had a great sense of humour whilst being a very sympathetic and successful rider. Lynne then moved on to manage the BHS Examination Centre, Ridgewood Riding Centre, near Reigate in Surrey preparing BHS and Pony Club exam candidates whilst she became an Examiner for the BHS. Following her successful time at Ridgewood Lynne then owned a yard near Effingham and finally with her friend Brona Donnellan owned Partridge Stables near Dorking Surrey. Here, not only was Lynne busy with her students but she also successfully competed at British Dressage PSG level with her horse ’Tom’ and was a BD List 2 judge.

Ann Bostock was Lynne’s Head Girl/Chief Instructor at Partridge Stables and between us our memories of Lynne are of a person bursting with fun and good humour whilst being very diligent towards the horses in her care. More recently Brona and Lynne moved to Wiltshire where they had a private yard for their own horses and from where Lynne continued to coach and judge. Lynne retired from examining some years ago but those of us who worked with her were always sure of a well organised day where the candidates were the centre of our day.

Lynne’s Funeral is on 5th April at 2pm at Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset. BH14 9BQ

Jillie Rogers & Ann Bostock


A further note from Jillie Rogers: So many wonderful posts have been made for Lynne on Facebook, we really are just that – a caring Association who goes that extra mile for our own and Lynne was an original F&I member.  For anyone who wishes to send Lynne’s friend and business partner a card here is the address:
Ms Brona Donnellan
Dean Wells Farm
Woodcutts
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP5 5RT

Volunteers needed for Badminton

Badminton Horse Trial’s nominated charity this year is the British Horse Society. The BHS is celebrating it’s 70th Birthday & are looking for volunteers to help during Badminton.

Volunteers with a specific area of expertise may be assigned to one of our designated areas i.e. Access, Safety, Welfare.
 Volunteers who are Accredited Professional Coaches may be assigned to helping with the mechanical horse.
Please fill in this form: Badminton-Volunteer-Form.pdf and return to Jeanette Poile at Abbey Park: jeanette.poile@bhs.org.uk