BHS News in the South East – November

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.

Claire McCaffery-Clarke

BHS Development Officer – London & South East

claire.mc@bhs.org.uk

East Sussex Annual Meeting: L-R Jennifer McIhinney (5 years), Lynn Petersen, Chief Executive of the BHS, Sue Wylde, East Sussex Chair and Kate Fuller (5 years)

East Sussex Annual Meeting: L-R Jennifer McIhinney (5 years), Lynn Petersen, Chief Executive of the BHS, Sue Wylde, East Sussex Chair and Kate Fuller (5 years)

South & East Kent Annual Meeting; International Dressage Rider Daniel Watson with the BHS South & East Kent Committee Members.

South & East Kent Annual Meeting; International Dressage Rider Daniel Watson with the BHS South & East Kent Committee Members.

West Sussex Annual Meeting: Petra Ingram, BHS West Sussex Chair with Samantha Boxall and Ros Head after the fascinating Side Saddle Demonstration at Belmoredean.

West Sussex Annual Meeting: Petra Ingram, BHS West Sussex Chair with Samantha Boxall and Ros Head after the fascinating Side Saddle Demonstration at Belmoredean.

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