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Mary Tuckett, long standing Chairman of The Pony Club, announces her retirement

Mary Tuckett has announced her decision to retire from her position as Chairman of The Pony Club. 

Mary has held a variety of roles in The Pony Club. She started as a member and, in more than 20 years as a volunteer, has been District Commissioner of the Whaddon Chase branch, Area Representative for the Northern Home Counties and has led The Pony Club as Chairman since 2014.  She has managed successfully to combine that work with volunteering for British Eventing, as well as her commitments as a magistrate and business woman.  She also won the Equo Events Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017.

Mary said “I have been honoured to serve as Chairman of such a wonderful organisation that brings so much pleasure to both members and volunteers.  Earlier this week more than 500 volunteers attended The Pony Club 2018 Conference at Edgbaston on the theme of working together to grow The Pony Club.  It was a highly successful and inspirational event and that, together with recent key appointments to the Senior Leadership Team, has given me great confidence in the future of the organisation which is in good heart and moving forwards.

I therefore feel that it is the right time for me to retire as Chairman as the new executive, with the support of a skilled and committed volunteer board, develops a number of exciting and innovative ideas to grow and develop The Pony Club.  I wish Rhian as Chief Executive and the organisation every success for the future”.

Mary will be leaving her position at the end of April, but will continue to be involved with The Pony Club and her other equestrian roles.  Christopher Bromfield, one of the two joint vice chairmen, will act as interim Chairman until Mary’s successor is appointed.  Thanking Mary on behalf of all the members, staff and volunteers for her hard work and dedication to The Pony Club over so many years Christopher said “The Pony Club has been truly fortunate to have Mary as Chairman.  It is hard to imagine anyone giving as much time and effort to equestrian volunteering as she has.  We thank her most warmly for what she has done and send her our very best wishes for the future.”



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