The ongoing success of RoR reflects the hard work, drive and enthusiasm of the small executive team, the volunteer RoR regional coordinators and many others who support the RoR’s activities.
Di has been working for RoR since 2002. Her role involves liaising closely with the RoR Trustees in planning RoR strategy and leading her small team in the implementation of various RoR activities and communicating with all the various racing and equine bodies and contacts. A key part of her role is promoting the highest standards of equine welfare and providing evidence to support the racing industry’s message that it cares about what happens to horses after their racing careers.
Laura joined RoR in 2009 and is now head of operations. Her role includes organising and coordinating RoR racecourse parades and running the eventing grassroots series. She is a valued member of the small RoR team that is responsible for raising awareness of this growing charity. Laura has ridden all her life progressing to competing at affiliated level in eventing. Following working in eventing and showjumping whilst doing her BHS exams she moved into the racing industry. After riding out for Ed James, she joined David Arbuthnot where she was secretary for eight years.
Anne has 40 years experience in racing and is passionate about racehorses and the work of the RoR. She has trained winners under National Hunt rules and point-to-points, and been involved with RoR for many years. She was the winner of the RoR Elite Dressage Series with Leap In The Dark in 2005 and a five times showing finalist at Hickstead with Dan De Man. Anne was appointed RoR Regional Coordinator in 2013 and promoted to RoR National Coordinator soon after to help oversee the development of the growing number of RoR grassroots educational and competition initiatives.
Fiona joined RoR in 2009. She works full time for the British Horseracing Authority, and part of her role provides executive support to the RoR Chairman and Board of Trustees on policy and governance matters. Fiona also assists the Chief Executive with strategic delivery. Fiona is a former BD Judge and has trained horses from Preliminary to Medium level.
Previously Chief Executive of The Horse Trust, Brigadier Paul Jepson is Vice President of BEVA and played an integral part in advising Government on the establishment of the National Equine Welfare Protocol. Paul will use his experience as both a veterinary surgeon and former consultant to Government on equine welfare to monitor any ‘vulnerable and unwanted’ former racehorses, and to work with the equine charities and other welfare organisations.
Website and Database Administrator
Henry joined RoR in June 2016. His roles includes processing horse registrations for our database, keeping the website up to date and writing and releasing any news stories on to the website. He also keeps the RoR Twitter page fresh as well as recently taking control of the RoR Newsletter which comes out twice a year. Henry graduated from Cirencester Royal Agricultural College in 2015 with a degree in Surveying but decided horses were the way forward. He has ridden all of his life, mostly hunting, and in the last couple of years has been training and riding point to pointers.
Regional Coordinators (volunteers)
Carol Magee, Scotland
Jackie Storey, North
Vicky Smart and Jo Booth, North East
Sarah Holden, North West
Becky Green, East Midlands
Clare Poole and Caroline Hurley, Wales & Severn
Karen Beaumont, Central
Chantal Wootten and Lucy Watson, East
Amy Westcott-Allen, West
Pippa Boyle, South East
Claire Blackham, South West