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London 2012 equestrian competition manager appointed

last updated on July 25, 2008 20:44

London 2012 equestrian competition manager appointed
Tim Hadaway has been appointed as the London 2012 Committee’s Sport Competition Manager for equestrian events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
Tim will start his job in October and will be responsible for the planning, organisation and management of show jumping, dressage and cross country, which will take place at Greenwich Park in south east London.
 
Having ridden for much of his life, Tim worked as a cross-country course builder, moving on to course design and into event management, becoming director of Blair Castle International Horse Trials in the 1990s. In 1996, he was appointed technical advisor for British Eventing and, in 2002, became sport and technical manager responsible for the management and development of the sport.
 
More recently as consultant to the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), Tim has advised on matters relating to increasing levels of participation, facilities development and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, liaising on projects such as the pre-Games training camp identification process. His work for the BEF has included a successful funding application, which will result in £1.4m being invested in grass-roots equestrian sport over the next three years.
 
“I’m thrilled to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in delivering the equestrian sports for the London Games. The site at Greenwich is spectacular and I’m confident that 2012 will be a unique and amazing experience for everyone involved,” said Tim, who travelled to Hong Kong as part of a team of FEI international specialists to work on the cross-country phase of the 2007 Olympic test event and will return as part of the same team for the 2008 Games in August.


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