The BE Scotland AGM will be taking place on Wednesday 26th February 2020 Airth Castle Hotel, Stirlingshire, and will start at 7pm.
Douglas Edward will be standing down from his role as Chairman, nominations for a new Chair can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Grace Moran will be standing again for re-election as Rider Representative.
NOMINATIONS FOR BE SCOTLAND CHAIR
"I have been involved with horses since I was able to walk. Keen Pony Club member and even have my B test.
"On leaving school at 16 I wanted to be a working pupil and had secured a place with a well know rider in Hampshire. Unfortunately/ fortunately my father found out and I ended up at home working for him. This did not stop my riding and I was soon competing in BHS Horse Trials in the north. All of the old venues are long gone.
"I was on the Thirlestane Castle Horse Trials committee from 1984- 2005. Previous chairman of Floors Castle Horse Trials and organiser. Was part of the team that re-organised Floors to the format it is now. Member of the British Eventing Scottish Review Group tasked with re evaluating eventing in Scotland.
"I have competed to intermediate level in the past and have horses competing at the highest level. Onwards and Upwards was select for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in 2014. We have two horses at five star level at present with two riders and my daughter rides at three star level. We also have a 14 hand pony which my wife will be competing at 100 level this year.
"Eventing in Scotland at present has some big obstacles to over come in the next few years and the direction it takes needs to be looked at from all angles. We need to focus on what the members are looking for and work to that mandate. The sport has to be focused on achieving the goals its members want and need and making sure they are delivered from grassroutes to five star.
"I have a background in Agriculture but make a living from Commercial and Residential Property and Estate Management. I am passionate about my sport and enjoy all the levels it provides, but most of all it’s a family and eventing has help us through a very tough period in our lives after George’s death. We found out about the incident while returning from an event and the following weekend we were back out competing. As Lucinda said at the time, What else are we going to do? This is what we do! Eventing saved us so I just want to help make eventing in Scotland the best experience it can be for its members."