Our involvement with Arabian horses has taken me all over the world, accompanying my wife on her International judging appointments or as a Disciplinary Committee member myself. I have been a member of WAHO since 1976, attending nearly all the WAHO Conferences from that date. I was elected to the Council of the Arab Horse Society in the 1980s, and was Chairman of their racing committee being involved with racing from its current beginnings in England as an amateur sport to its current professional status. I served as President of the Arab Horse Society in 1996 and am currently a Governor. I was also a member of an ‘ad hoc’ committee in 1989 that initiated the UK International Arabian Horse Show (UKIAHS), the only `A` show in the UK, remaining closely involved with this major title show for many years.
Angela and I are now semi-retired, and although we still retain 4 purebred mares, we are no longer breeding horses or farming cattle. In their place we have a large livery yard, and as many of the horses here are Arabians or derivatives, this helps keeps us involved with the breed on a national level. It has also been my pleasure to present the WAHO Trophy to the annual winner in the award ceremony held each year since 2005 at the British National Championships Show. I have been a member of the WAHO Executive Committee since 2001, and the Treasurer since 2002.