Horse Society appoints new training and examinations manager
British Horse Society is delighted to announce the appointment of
Margaret Linington-Payne as its new Senior Manager responsible for
Examinations, Training and Approvals. 51-year-old Mrs Linington-Payne
is an experienced equestrian instructor and competitor and comes
to the BHS following three years as academic manager at Hartpury
post covers a wide remit with the main purpose to manage and co-ordinate
the activities of the examinations, training and approvals departments
in order to meet the demands of the Society's growing membership,
as well as maintaining the high standards of the world renowned
professional BHS qualifications.
Linington-Payne is highly qualified to fulfil the role with an MA
in education, a BA Honours Degree, a Cert.Ed. and is a BHS Instructor.
She has worked for nearly ten years in the Middle East in the academic
profession having a variety of posts in management and teaching.
England she was proprietor and chief instructor at The Mounts Equitation
Centre, based on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border near Ludlow,
where she still lives with her husband and eleven year old daughter
who is a member of the Ludlow Pony Club.
competition history involved jumping under BSJA rules and at affiliated
horse trials. Margaret has now turned her talents to dressage and
is a Listed judge and competes at PSG level on her own Mounts Boy
Bishop, a 12 year old Irish Draught cross Thoroughbred gelding,
given to her as a yearling following an accident when he became
blind in one eye.
chief executive Kay Driver said, "We are very pleased to have
Margaret on the BHS staff. To meet the needs of our members the
Society requires high calibre staff and we are confident that Margaret's
appointment will fulfil that need extremely well." Mrs Linington-Payne
added, "I am very excited by the challenge of the role and
look forward to working with established staff and development officers
to ensure that the BHS message is loud and clear. We can learn something
from everyone and I want to ensure that the Society is providing
the best information and tuition."