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“As a livery yard owner, the support from the EEA has been invaluable in the employment of our staff and the efficient running of the business.”

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“We decided we were going to do things differently, I just wasn't always sure how to do it! The EEA has all the solutions to employing staff legally.”

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The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) is the organisation for you if you employ staff in the equestrian industry.

Meet The EEA Executive Team

The Team

The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) is run by a voluntary Board of Directors who all bring a wealth of experience and knowledge about their areas of expertise and the equestrian world, and understand working with horses. 

Our Chief Executive, Membership Officer and Magazine Editor manage the day to day running of the association. 

Lucy Katan - CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Lucy was an international dressage groom for eight years, representing Team GBR. She is the founder of the EEA and BGA and runs the office and coordinates all developments. She previously worked at the Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK Anti Doping, and at LOCOG (the Organising Committee of London 2012 Olympics).

Chris Hewlett - Chairman

Chris is the founder and Managing Director of Haddon Training - one of the leading equine works based training providers in the country, and the preferred and endorsed choice by the three BEF Olympic disciplines.

Liz Daniels - Communications Director

Based in Scotland, but originally from Staffordshire, Liz has worked with horses for many years on a variety of yards, including spending time as a show jumping groom for Geoff Billington. Liz now spends most of her time working at an equine veterinary practice as well as teaching at the local Pony Clubs, looking after her two young children, two horses, two dogs and riding out whenever she can! Liz is a founding Non Executive Board Director of the EEA.

Fi Boughton - Membership Manager

Fi has worked with horses since leaving school in a wide variety of yards including with Lucinda Fredericks and Pippa Funnell as well as in racing, showing and veterinary convalescence.

 

Ben Sturt - Non Executive Director

Ben has spent most of his professional life working with membership organisations, helping them develop and grow through well grounded, uncomplicated, digital strategies. Ben runs his own digital strategy and consultancy agency, Chrysalis Digital and has a growing and active family with two young girls, anywhere between 1-3 horses, camels, dogs, bees and mountain bikes and a very lovely, understanding and supportive wife!

  

JO day - Non executive director

As a dressage enthusiast, with a strong business background, Jo has joined the team to take on the responsibility of the development of the Equestrian Employers Association.

John Smales - VICe President

As Chairman of the BGA from 2008-2015, John was a key member of the team. John has now hung up his spurs and is enjoying retirement, but is a loyal supporter and always a friend to our associations.

 

 

 
 
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