The British Horse Society has split its north of England region to improve its service to members.

Previously development officer Wendy Suddes covered the whole of the BHS’s north of England and Yorkshire area.

Now Amy Clements will cover Yorkshire and Humberside, leaving Wendy to concentrate on Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland.

Development officers are paid BHS coordinators who manage a team of volunteers in each region, recruiting members, organising regional events and dealing with welfare issues.

Amy, who has three horses herself, said: “I am thrilled to have been offered this new challenge. I am passionate about horses and can’t wait to get my teeth into the job and get cracking!”

BHS Director of Standards, Margaret Linington-Payne said: “We are delighted to be able to split such a busy region for the benefit of our members.”