Sheila Bailey has succeeded Richard Bevan as Chairman of the Horse Rangers Association, created for children who have a passion for horses.
The Association was set up to teach stable management and horsemanship, in addition to providing riding lessons, giving children an invaluable life experience.
They say that Ms Bailey is an ideal choice, ‘as she not only has many years of experience in the charity sector but is also a keen racehorse owner and breeder as well as a trustee of the charity Retraining of Racehorses’.
Ms Bailey is a charity professional who has worked for the Ireland Fund of Great Britain, Console, and more recently the Lyla Nsouli Foundation, and also a racehorse owner and breeder. Geoffrey Godbold OBE, Director of The Horse Rangers Association said: “We are not only delighted but also very excited that Sheila has accepted the appointment of Chairman.
“She brings to the Horse Rangers Association a wealth of experience in the equestrian and charity worlds. As we move into our second sixty years, this will be invaluable in progressing the future of the organisation. We are in a very sound financial state thanks to Richard’s stewardship, and are ready to move forward with confidence”.
Sheila said: “It is a privilege to succeed Richard Bevan as Chairman of The Horse Rangers Association. The opportunities as a Horse Ranger to learn about horse riding and stable management are second to none.
“It offers each Ranger a change to enhance their personal development with the challenge of working towards a series of badges and exams whilst making new friends in beautiful surroundings. Over 60 years since its formation it is still a relevant and vibrant organisation and very much part of the local community”
“I am looking forward to working with the executive team and my fellow trustees to ensure we continue to play an important role in the lives of the young people and the local community”.