Our Equestrian Life

Helen West: A deep dive into British Eventing. The good, the bad and the ugly.

January 27, 2024 Dan Bizzarro Episode 4
Our Equestrian Life
Helen West: A deep dive into British Eventing. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Show Notes

In our conversation, Helen discusses her journey from a non-horsey background to becoming the CEO of British Eventing, sharing the challenges and lessons learned along the way. 
She talks in-depth about the complexities of British Eventing, her time in the role, the difficulties she faced, and the changes she managed to implement. She also shares her aspirations for the future.

RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE
British Eventing website: https://www.britisheventing.com/

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Entering the Equestrian World: A Personal Journey

13:16 The State of British Eventing Upon Arrival

17:33 The Impact of Covid-19 on British Eventing

27:39 The Role of IT in British Eventing's Challenges

37:08 Strategies for Change and Improvement

40:40 The Domino Effect of Change

41:31 Regrets and Contributions in Sports

43:06 The Struggle of Making Tough Decisions

43:53 Understanding Leadership and Decision Making

45:11 The Importance of Effective Communication

49:25 The Struggles of Managing a National Governing Body

56:46 The Challenges of Abandonment Insurance

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