In the North West we have a Regional Committee of volunteers who help to run the region - meet the team that keep North West on the map.
Each committee member has their own area of expertise, the regional committee for the North West consists of representatives for the following areas:
- Chairman - Tim Downs
- Youth - Sue Blackshaw
- Senior training - Jackie Cromie
- Coaching - Jane Critchley & Alison Calvert
- Para - Alison Ramsier & Caroline Unwin
- Judges - Richard Baldwin, Denise Glanville and Brenda Pamplin
- Marketing - Anna Tomlinson
Meet your committee
Chairman - Tim Downes
Tim Downes is a Fellow of the British Horse Society, a List 1 Dressage Judge and British Dressage Master Judge, a 4* international 3 day event judge and a British Eventing Master Coach. He is a Chief Assessor for the BHS, a UKCC Assessor and an FEI Olympic Solidarity trainer. Tim has competed in all of the Equestrian Olympic Disciplines and has produced many horses from untrained to advanced levels of competition.
Youth representative - Sue Blackshaw
Senior training representative - Jackie Crombie
Coaching representative - Jane Critchley
Jane specialises in coaching dressage from grass roots to International/National level. She is a list 4 Judge and has been a British Dressage competitor for over 16 years competing up to Inter 11. She has previously evented to 2* level.
Coaching representative - Alison Calvert
Alison has been involved in British Dressage as a competitor for 23 years and ridden up to Inter 1. She has been a freelance coach for 10 years to both seniors and juniors. Alison is also a qualified NLP sports coach and runs a small yard in Lancashire.
Para representative - Alison Ramsier & Caroline Unwin
Judges representatives - Richard Baldwin, Denise Glanville and Brenda Pamplin
Marketing representative - Anna Tomlinson