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The Association of British Riding Schools

Trustees Required

This is an exciting time to get involved with The Association of British Riding Schools, which is a registered charity at the heart of Riding and Equestrianism.  Our role is to raise the standards of instruction and welfare of horses and ponies and to act as a professional association for proprietors. 

We are improving and increasing the benefits to members and in order to strengthen the Trustee Board we are seeking to recruit people who have experience, skills and expertise in the following areas:

  • Fundraising and business development
  • HR
  • Marketing and PR
  • Communications and technology skills

Board meetings are held four times a year in London or Peterborough, other time commitments will include working from home on particular projects and there is an on-going exchange of information which requires a regular time commitment each month. Although this is a voluntary position trustees can claim reasonable expenses.

For further information please contact The General Secretary, The Association of British Riding Schools, Unit 8, Bramble Hill Farm, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0RL - / 01403 790294  or Hannah Mays, Association Chairman - / 01371 830043

British Equestrian Federation

Chair & Non-Executive Director Opportunities

The BEF is seeking a Chair and 3 non-executive directors.  Applicants should possess the commitment, drive and skills to make a tangible contribution to the development of BEF strategy and the robust oversight of the organisation’s governance framework.

Candidates for the position of Chair of the Board of Directors should be able to demonstrate extensive board experience at a senior position within a leading private sector company or sport entity and in the case of the director positions should be competent to provide strategic input in one of the following areas:

                             Human Resources

                             Marketing and Communications


The successful candidates will be elected by and responsible to the BEF Council, which represents the Federation’s member bodies and will be supported by the BEF’s executive staff. These positions are voluntary, with reasonable expenses, and offer the opportunity for close involvement in an exciting phase in the development of equestrian sport. Knowledge of the equestrian industry or of another sport would be of advantage but is not essential. There are approximately 10 meetings of the Board held per year at Abbey Park, Stareton, Warwickshire.

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented on the Board, in particular people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

For more detailed information and full terms of reference, please click on the following links;

Terms of Reference for the Board

Chairman of the Board Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Participation Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Marketing and Communications Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Human Resources Terms of Reference

Interviews will be held in September with appointments being made at the EGM in November 2016.  All Board Members are expected to meet the highest standards of integrity. A self‐declaration covering bankruptcy and identity check will be required. Expressions of interest,  clearly identifying the role to be considered for, supported by a brief two page CV, with details of two referees, should be sent by the closing date of 5 August 2016 at 4 pm to: Maggie Moreton, Head of Secretariat, British Equestrian Federation, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH or by email to

All applicants are required to complete our Equal Opportunities Survey, click here to complete.

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