President – Sheila Brookes

The President does not form part of the annually elected committee.

The President is a point of continuity and stability for members and public but who will pass on any queries so raised with him/her to the elected Committee of the day for processing and action.

Chairwoman – Anne Chambers

Public face of the club and main contact for outside bodies.
First point of call for members with suggestions, complaints and matters of procedure.
Has casting vote in tied votes within committee.
Promotes PHC activities within membership and wider audience.


Vice Chairman – John Gadsby (TBC)

John will step in for Anne if she is unable to be present for any events or meetings.

He too, is a point of call for members with suggestions, complaints and matters of procedure.

Secretary and Scorer– Carol Wood

Carol will handle all correspondence on behalf of the club, produce the annual yearbooks, handbooks and newsletters. The secretary will also record and distribute Minutes of all meetings held.

Carol is also responsible for preparing schedules of times & running order for event days, completing the scoring system at events and publishing the event results.

Treasurer and Membership – Richard Wood

Richard is responsible for all matters financial including club insurances. Depository for official papers. Richard also issues membership forms, and maintains the Club membership list.


Course Builders – Richard Wood, Mike Lawson and John Gadsby

Richard, Mike and John design and construct courses for events, bearing in mind the venue, terrain and suitability. They are also responsible for anything to do with the event layout on the day, for the maintenance of course materials and equipment and running Make Do & Mend Days.

Safety Officer - Mike Lawson

Mike holds overall responsibility for Safety issues at club events. He is responsible for preparing Risk Assessments for each event and for maintaining the Accident Report Book.

Friend of Poacher Representative - Sophie Nash

Sophie is a point of contact for Friend and Groom members to air their grievances, put forward suggestions and generally be made to feel included in the Club and its’ activities.



Steward Secretary - Sophie Nash

Sue contacts, organises and assigns stewards for events, and advising what is required. Sue also distributes stewards paperwork and equipment on the event day. Main contact for steward training days.


Publicity Officers - Sue Lawson and Anne Chambers

Sue and Anne will actively promote Poacher Harness Club through Tack Shops, Livery Yards, Feed Merchants and similar outlets and through any other resources avaialable to them.

Qualified First Aiders up to July 2018

John Gadsby, Joanne Gadsby, Judith Corker, Anne Chambers, Richard Wood and Clare Golland