Bullying behaviour by the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) founding members forced its chief executive Clare Salmon to resign, an independent review has found.
The investigation, commissioned after Ms Salmon stepped down following a “battle for the heart and soul of equestrianism”, was tasked with looking into the outgoing CEO’s allegations of bullying, elitism, self-interest and corruption.
The panel behind it found the actions of the BEF founding members – British Dressage (BD), British Showjumping (BS), British Eventing (BE) the British Horse Society (BHS) – and the Pony Club on 12 July 2017 “can be objectively viewed as [their] bullying the BEF into a position that Ms Salmon’s role was rendered untenable”.
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Article written by: Eleanor Jones