Charities Work Together as BTRC Welcome BHS Chief Executive James Hick

BTRC welcomed The British Horse Society Chief Executive James Hick to the Centre on 20th April 2022 to discuss how the two charities can work closely in the future. James was joined by BHS Regional Manager for the North West Lyndsay Dring who works closely with the BTRC team on events and training clinics.

L-R: BTRC Chairman John Sexton, BHS CEO James Hick, BTRC CEO Gillian Carlisle, BHS Regional Manager for the North West Lyndsay Dring and BTRC Communication & Engagement Manager Lauren Lindsay

BTRC Chief Executive, Gillian Carlisle said “It was super to see James at the Centre again as James has been a long-standing supporter of our work and was previously a BTRC Trustee. Going forward it is vital that racing and equestrian organisations collaborate on areas of common interest, such as training and education, in order to continue to deliver a high standard of horse welfare in the UK.”

BTRC was the first Retraining Centre in the UK to become BHS accredited. The BHS Approved Centre Scheme is a quality assurance scheme and those Centres which meet the standard for approval must have public liability insurance, excellent standards of horse welfare and trained staff as a minimum.