With November the 5th fast approaching many of you will already have experienced the increasing number of fireworks displays. By being proactive in planning for fireworks and Bonfire Night, you can make the annual celebrations less stressful for you and your horse.
If, unfortunately, you experience a problem with fireworks, please let the BHS know by reporting the incident through our specific horse accident website – www.horseaccidents.org.uk. Help us to help you by collating statistics that will show just how big the problem is and assist the BHS in lobbying for changes in legislation.
Even the most sensible of horses can be frightened by fireworks and the BHS has put together information to help you cope with fireworks, which now seem to be around on many occasions throughout the year. Please visit www.horseaccidents.org.uk/Advice_and_Prevention/Fireworks.aspx for crucial tips and advice.
All of your local BHS County Committees have held their Annual Meetings and many people braved the October weather to enjoy insightful lecture/demo as well the official annual meeting.
There are several BHS Volunteers who received Long Service awards this year and they are;
Abby Bourn South & East Kent Membership Secretary 5 years
Hilary Jubert West Sussex Access & Bridleways Officer 5 years
Angela Craddock West Sussex outgoing Chair 10 years
Sharon Stahlberger West Sussex Committee Member 5 years
Jennifer McIhinney East Sussex Secretary 5 years
Kate Fuller East Sussex Committee Members 5 years
Alan Tuckwell North & West Kent Treasurer 20 years
Sue Quarenden North & West Kent Access & Bridleways Officer 35 years
Hugh Craddock Surrey Access & Bridleways Officer 5 years
Liz Stewart Surrey Riding & Road Safety Volunteer 5 years
The work of all BHS Volunteers cannot be underestimated – without their commitment and dedication welfare cases would go unchecked, changes to off-road riding and the bridleway network would be unchallenged, Riding & Road
Safety issues would not be addressed and local training events would not happen.
There are various volunteer vacancies on many of the local committees so if there are any BHS members interested in becoming involved please get in touch with me.
Your local BHS committees are busy organising their programme of events for 2014 – so please keep up to date with what they have organised by looking on the BHS website – www.bhs.org.uk/southeast and also keep an eye on the BHS Facebook page – search British Horse Society London & South East Region – as all news and events will also be listed there.
BHS Development Officer – London & South East