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British Horse Society CEO to exit

The charity said Lynn Petersen has been the ‘driving force’ behind modernising and growing the BHS

The BHS is now the UK’s largest equestrian charity with over 106,000 members under the leadership of Petersen who has grown the society’s membership by 43%.

During the last six years, the charity said Petersen has been the “driving force” behind modernising and growing the BHS, launching successful campaigns like Dead Slow, React Now to Beat Colic, 2026, Paths for Community, Changing Lives through Horses and Friends at the End.

The society promotes and protects the interest of all horses and horse lovers across the UK. Its core focus is education, welfare, safety and equestrian rights of way.

David Sheerin, chairman of the BHS, said: “It has been a remarkable journey for the BHS under Lynn’s leadership as CEO, and previously as chairman of the Society and a trustee. Her vision and achievements will leave an indelible mark on the BHS and the wider equine industry in the UK and internationally. We wish her the very best in her retirement.”

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