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BEF Makes The Grade For Racial Equality

The British Equestrian Federation has achieved the Preliminary Level of the Sporting Equals' Achieving Racial Equality - A Standard For Sport.

All Members of the BEF signed up to the Racial Equality Charter for Sport last year, pledging to work towards objectives to promote racial equality within the equestrian sports.

The British Horse Society and Pat Gaywood, the BHS Development Officer, led the work towards achieving this award.

Andrew Finding, BEF Chief Executive, said; "We thank the BHS and Pat Gaywood, on behalf of all members of the BEF, for their work and contribution to the success in getting to this stage of approval for the entire Federation. I know this has taken a great deal of effort for Pat personally and for the BHS as a whole, we are most grateful to them."

"We are especially pleased that Sporting Equals highlighted the collective work of the Federation - the BEF's Member Bodies are united in their wish to promote equality in our sport and open the doors for more people to participate."

Kay Driver, BHS Chief Executive, said: "The BHS leads on this important new work for the members of the BEF, and we share a commitment to encourage everyone to enjoy riding or driving."


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