Introducing our Conference Speakers – Jim Eyre

Posted on 24th April 2023

Introducing our Speakers

The Changing Landscape in the Equestrian Community is one of the big themes of the Riding in the Community Conference.  Who better to help equestrian centres understand and embrace the changes and the challenges they bring than British Equestrian CEO; Jim Eyre

Jim joined British Equestrian in 2021 just prior to the delayed Tokyo Olympics, arriving from the world of rugby and the RFU where he had spent over five years with Premiership team Harlequin FC as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Quins, Jim spent 25 years in the British military, in a variety of roles including the Commanding Officer of The Household Cavalry Regiment.

The work of British Equestrian is to represent the interests of the Federations 19 Member Bodies, act as the National Federation to the FEI, drive GBR Olympic medal success through the elite World Class Programme supported by UK Sport and the National Lottery as well as support wider grassroots and participation projects through its Member Bodies funded by Sport England.

During his speech Jim will cover:

The broad social setting within which riding activities operate is becoming ever more constrained.  Pressures include the reduction in carbon footprint and impact on the environment.  What is the acceptable use of horses given their sentience?  How do we make riding more socially inclusive and how do we weather the storm of increasing costs?

Jim will discuss and take questions on how British Equestrian is embracing these challenges, and their consequences, for those involved in grassroots riding.

Everyone is welcome at the Riding in the Community Conference which will take place at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, Warwickshire on the 15th May.

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