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The National Equine Forum has appointed a new Honorary Secretary to help run their popular annual event. Mary Martin was selected from three shortlisted candidates who applied for the role and takes up the reins with immediate effect.
Mary is the Assistant to the Secretariat at the British Equestrian Federation. She is also a professional double bass player, following a tradition on both sides of her family. Her grandfather was one of the founding members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mary has ridden since the age of 10 and is delighted that her two favourite hobbies have eventually become her career. She has taken over the role of Honorary Secretary from Tracy Allen who retained the position for seven years while working for Warwickshire College.
Mary said: “I was thrilled to get the job as Honorary Secretary for the National Equine Forum. I believe this event is an incredible vehicle for bringing all aspects of equestrianism together. It creates great momentum for the continuing development of the sector which I am so lucky to be a part of.”
The National Equine Forum is an annual event bringing together representatives from all echelons of the equestrian industry, including government, equestrian sport, veterinary science and welfare. It has been running for 24 years and is organised by a committee of appointed volunteers, reflecting various sectors of the equestrian industry.
The 2016 National Equine Forum will be held on Thursday 3rd March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Westminster, London. Details of the programme and how to apply for tickets will be released shortly.