BEF’s Andrew Finding awarded OBE

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BEF’s Andrew Finding awarded OBE
BEF’s Andrew Finding awarded OBE

Andrew Finding, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF’s) chief executive, has been awarded  an OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013 for services to equestrianism and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Mr Finding, 62, has headed up the national governing body for equestrian sport in Britain since his appointment in 2000.

During this time he has provided extensive leadership for the equestrian community through his work at the BEF.

In 2003 Andrew Finding chaired the working party that identified Greenwich Park as a potential venue for the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events for the London bid.

His vision to champion the sometimes controversial choice culminated in a highly successful Games.

The accomplishment led Princess Haya, FEI president, to comment "These were the best Games ever for equestrian sport."

Commenting on his award Andrew Finding said: "It is a privilege for me to represent so many talented and dedicated people in equestrian sport. I am deeply honoured by this award which I dedicate to those who achieve so much for our sport as athletes, administrators, volunteers, owners, supporters and partners and to my wife, Josephine and my family. All success comes as part of a team effort and it gives me great pleasure to be able to share this award with the directors, staff and membership of the British Equestrian Federation."

In addition to his role with the BEF, Finding is an elected non-executive board director of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), an elected member of the (FEI) Nominations Committee and has led two major general assemblies (GAs) in London: the FEI’s GA in 2005 and the EEF GA in 2011.

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