National Pony Society chairman Jayne McAuliffe: ‘choose, don’t chase qualifiers’ *H&H Plus*


  • Jayne McAuliffe on the British Riding Pony, junior jockeys and welfare

    AS I begin my term as chairman of the National Pony Society (NPS), I’m aware that these are challenging times for our sport. The increase in costs and decrease in memberships is being felt across the board.

    Last year saw the NPS, along with all the other societies, soldiering on with reduced office staff, some on furlough or working from home. Tribute must be paid to our office manager, Sacha Shaw, who for part of the year worked entirely alone, while also playing a large part in the drafting of The Showing Council guidelines.

    This exclusive column can also be read in this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday 6 May

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