BHS Joins With Hickstead To Find Young Showing Stewards
and the British Horse Society are jointly considering a scheme to
find and train the show stewards of the future.
Apprentice Steward Scheme would seek young candidates from British
Horse Society members and non-members and these would be asked to
a selection day.
Those chosen to join the scheme will be invited to a briefing and
training day before the BHS-owned Royal International Horse Show
show secretary Lizzie Bunn has been concerned about replacing stewards
as they retire or move out of the area. Because of her worries,
this scheme was suggested by showing director Roger Stack, who was
supported at a recent meeting by BHS chief executive Mrs Kay Driver.
whole showing structure in this country relies on volunteers, and
not enough new ones are coming forward," said Mr Stack. "This
scheme, we hope, will encourage young people who can benefit from
working with the experienced stewards they will ultimately replace."
Driver commented: "I believe this opportunity may appeal to
our younger members. The Society will create a certificate to be
presented in recognition of their basic training and competence."
candidates may be invited to help at Hickstead or other shows this