As Clive Greene, our Horsemaster, and Commander 4th Michigan Cavalry, cannot attend all our events, ACWS has had to appoint a stand-in to cover the situation when we have Horses at events and he cannot be present. Such a post has to cover the Health and Safety aspects of Horses at an event in all respects, and to deal with Risk Assessments too. The person must be an accomplished horse person, and able to deal with horse management and welfare, and ensure that riders are safe and competent for what they are asked to do.
Your Board is very pleased to announce that such a person is Mrs Gaynor Willison-Gray. She has a full set of impressive horsemanship qualifications, and will carry out this job when Clive is not with us. Unfortunately, gone are the days (mostly we think) when we can afford a dozen horses charging across the wide expanses of Weston Park or suchlike.
Its more boutique representations now, for our smaller sites and smaller budgets, such as the Confederate Command Group present at Sewerby, for example.
Please understand, Gay is not "in command" in that sense She is the Acting Horsemaster (Job Description as briefly set out above) as well as a rider in the group of Cavalry, who are bipartisan, and can carry out a range of roles at events as may be necessary to the scenario of that event. We do thank Gay for taking on this responsible job, and doing her best to make this part of the ACWS experience as safe and well-ordered as possible