Horse Society welcomes new members of staff
British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce the appointments
earlier this year of two members of staff. Both took place in January
and are appointments to vacant positions.
year old Helen Owens became Welfare Manager, having joined the Society
in 2001 as a graduate trainee from Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.
She then became assistant development officer in the welfare department
and successfully stepped up to run the department when Kirsten Alford
left last year before being confirmed as Manager from 5 January.
Helen, who comes from near Haverfordwest in Wales, has a Jack Russell
terrier and three ponies. She has completed a BSc (Hons) in Equine
Science and is currently studying an MSc on the same subject in
her spare time.
new BHS access officer for Scotland is Pat Somerville from Ayrshire.
Taking over from Ann Fraser who retired, Pat started with the Society
in mid-January and was immediately involved with responding to the
final draft access code on behalf of all horse riders and carriage
regional director for the West of Scotland for the Countryside Alliance,
Pat is already well up to speed on the Land Reform Act and will
concentrate on delivering an education programme to all horse riders
on responsible access. As access and safety run in tandem Pat will
also have the remit of overseeing the Society's road safety programme
has two dogs, a cat and two horses, one of which she hopes to compete
at riding club open horse trials level. She is an experienced rider,
having ridden all her life and completed the Burgie two-day event
in the novice section.