Five trustees have been elected to join the board of the British Horse Society (BHS).

The result of the recent election was announced last week (Monday 15 July).

Marjory Norrie was elected for another three-year term, while David Sheerin, Christine Worthington, Lotta von der Heyde and Heather Hardy were newly elected.

They were elected out of 11 candidates.

“I’m delighted to welcome four new trustees,” said BHS chairman Claire Aldridge.

“The new make up of our board of trustees gives us a good spread of interests and heralds a new era in the history of the Society, with fresh skills, ideas and enthusiasm.”

Marjory regularly attends BHS Scotland regional committee meetings and was British Riding Clubs (BRC) Area 22 chairman for four years. She was Scottish representative on the BRC national executive for eight years and is currently chairman of BRC Tayside dressage group. She is also a BRC list one judge for style jumping, riding test and a level 3 assessor for horse welfare and equitation.

David is head coach at Wellington Riding in Hampshire, a British Eventing accredited coach and an assessor for the BHS.

Christine has been a member of the BHS for 30 years, having served on county and regional committees in various roles, including that of chairman.

Lotta von der Heyde is a qualified equine behaviourist, while Heather Hardy is a BHS Life Member who has been involved with horses since childhood. She has been a BHS committee member in Lancashire for five years and is a local bridleways group member.