Horse Society AGM celebrates another successful year
British Horse Society AGM, held yesterday (26 June) at Saddlers'
Hall in London and chaired by the Society's President, HRH The Princess
Royal, celebrated yet another year of success.
her address to Society members The Princess Royal commented that
it was difficult to plan ahead as the future was currently less
predictable than before, with changes occurring all the time. She
was encouraged by the existence of more partnerships and collaborations
within the horse world, and the accessibility to more funds. However,
Her Royal Highness said that none of this changed the fundamental
role of the BHS which was a very important part of the network.
The Princess Royal congratulated the Society on increasing its membership
and the volunteers on an incredibly constructive year.
of Merit recipients (l to r): Di Amies, Captain Richard Waygood,
Grizel Sackville Hamilton, HRH The Princess Royal, Barbara Brereton,
Dr Lesley Cook
credit Matt Fowler Photography
BHS Chief Executive, Kay Driver, highlighted the recently published
'So what did The British Horse Society do last year?' leaflet which
publicises much of the work of the Society and its ongoing success.
standing Board of Trustees' member, Dr Harry Greenway, was successfully
re-elected to the Board with three new members being elected; Elizabeth
Akenhead, Alison Fuller and Stephen Pryde.
the AGM Awards of Merit were presented by the Society's President
to Diana Amies, Barbara Brereton, Dr Lesley Cook and Captain Richard
Waygood. Evan Coward was sadly unable to attend the AGM and had
been presented with his Award earlier. The British Riding Clubs'
Life Vice President Award was presented to Grizel Sackville Hamilton.