BEF wins award

By: Horse Deals


BEF wins award
BEF wins award
The British Equestrian Federation was the winner of Sports Coach UK’s Governing Body of the Year awards this week, ahead of rugby and swimming.

Chief executive of the BEF, Andrew Finding said, "We are delighted to have won this award - it’s fantastic to be recognised as a leading sport in this area. The lottery funding we receive has been instrumental in allowing the Federation as a whole to professionalise the sport. Last night the judges also recognised our collaborative work. The great thrill has been to see our broad community working together, be they from vaulting, driving, showjumping, the British Horse Society, the RDA or the Pony Club, from England, Scotland or Wales. It is the effectiveness of this collaboration of equals that has made the difference".

"It’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone, but particularly Colin Wilson, who started the work in a consultancy role for us, and then Head of Sports Development, Suzanne Genery who has provided the leadership in coaching within our Federation. I want also to pay tribute to the leaders of our 16 member body organisations that make up our Federation – these are the people who have made it happen on the ground – thank you all."