EHOA, BEOA & ERA Response to the Statement by British Eventing of the request to call an EGM
Following the recent statement issued by the Board of British Eventing on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, EHOA, BEOA & ERA of GB thought it would be helpful to release the wider opinion of our memberships on the notice expressing no confidence in the Chairman and Chief Executive.
Our associations fully understand the many concerns of British Eventing members and appreciate the level of feeling with regard to these issues. However it is of the utmost importance to protect the Sport and to continue with the deliverance of a number of vitally important projects, the continued day to day and strategic management of British Eventing and the continuation and timely completion of the BE IT project.
Those that have called the EGM, in accordance with the Articles of Association, quite clearly feel strongly enough to alert BE of these issues. We support the right of the individuals to do so and encourage the active engagement of BE members in their sport. However experience and continuity in certain areas is paramount for the Sport both with the current projects taking place and within the management at BE and at Board Level.
For any change to be executed, clear communication and transparency is vital. To date, there has been no report on strategy or proposals for the future from the group of members calling the EGM. This is an essential requirement for the wider membership in order to consider all the relevant facts, before reaching a conclusion.
The notice requisitioning the EGM leaves our associations unclear as to what resolution is being put to the EGM. Given the wide and varied opinions within the Sport, without any evidence based single directive, our associations are unable to form any considered views about the concerns expressed by those 107 signatories.
Our associations urge as many BE members as possible to attend both the EGM (to be held on Monday 22nd October 2018 at 2pm, The Loft, NAEC, Stoneleigh) and the AGM (to be held on Sunday 4th November 2018 at 12.30pm CV8 2XZ )
Chairs of BEOA, EHOA , ERA - Jan Cottam, Cathy Butler, Bruce Haskell
9th October 2018
To mark the launch of ‘Radio Burghley’ at the 2018 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and to support the next generation of equestrian journalists, the Event will be running a competition to identify the most talented young equestrian writers, broadcasters and photographers. This is the first competition of its type at Land Rover Burghley and is kindly being supported by personalised gift company Atlas and I.
Launching on 4th July 2018 the competition is open to aspiring journalists aged 21 years and under, who are based in the UK and will include three disciplines:
Entries will be divided into three age categories with one overall winner per discipline. Once three budding young journalists have been selected by our panel of expert judges, they will be invited behind the scenes at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday 30th August to shadow the event’s team of professional writers, broadcasters and photographers and will have the opportunity to have their own freshly produced content broadcast across Burghley’s various media channels.
The three panels of guest judges including industry experts are as follows:
Andrew Baldock, who has been Chairman of the British Equestrian Writers’ Association since 2013, said of the competition:“The media landscape is ever-changing, especially in the digital age, but the quality of craftsmanship remains as important as ever in bringing equestrian events to life, so this competition embracing young talent is a fantastic idea, and something I and my fellow BEWA representatives wholeheartedly support.”
Event sponsor and founder of Atlas and I, Sophie Kirkpatrick added: “When we are growing up, we need to believe we are capable of doing anything, the only thing that can hold us back is ourselves. Journalism is a skill that needs to be nurtured and encouraged and this award celebrates a seed of talent that can grow into something great.”
Each winner will receive two tickets to Burghley to enjoy all four days of the 2018 event plus a generous gift of personalised journals from the competition’s sponsors at Atlas and I.
How to take part
Full entry information plus Terms and Conditions of the competition can be found on the following webpage: www.burghley-horse.co.uk/young-equestrian-journalist-competition.
Anyone entering this competition must be able to attend Land Rover Burghley on Thursday 30th August 2018. Entries open on 4th July and close Wednesday 1st August. Winners will be notified on 17 August after second round judging has taken place.
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