British Eventing (BE) and the Blenheim Horse Trials committee have appointed Mandy Hervieu as the new director of the International Horse Trials.

Mandy has been involved with Blenheim for some time, as commercial manager for Petplan Equine, former sponsor at the event, and then as Blenheim events secretary since 2005.

Mandy will continue to work alongside course-designer Eric Winter and course-builder David Evans.

BE chairman Alex Fox said: “Mandy has some very exciting plans for Blenheim over the next five years and we look forward to helping her and her team bring them to fruition.”

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