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Voting closed 1 year ago.
Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Iona Cunningham-Eurich

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Iona Cunningham-Eurich
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WHO AM I?

My name is Iona Cunningham-Eurich, a 2nd year Zoology student. I started horse-riding when I was 8 years old and competed up to a National level in show-jumping.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE UCL HORSE RIDING CLUB

I have been on the UCL Horse Riding Club BUCS 1st team for two years and I am the current Horse Riding Club President.

WHY DO I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT?

Having been President for the last year, I know how a Presidency and the Student’s Union function. This means I would be a lot more efficient upon starting a second year of Presidency as I already know the ropes.

Being President has been time consuming and sometimes stressful, yet the accomplishing various tasks within the club allowing UCL students to learn how to horse-ride has been very fulfilling. I believe that I would be able to improve both myself, as President, and therefore the club, as I know what needs to be done and improved.

AIMS FOR 2018-2019

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• Put a system into place that allows Beginners to ride for 1 full hour and not 30 minutes. Due to problems with leader numbers this year, this was impossible, however I would work towards asking Intermediate or Novice riders to help.

• Try to organise occasional hacking on weekends – although this remains difficult as London is extremely expensive.

• Insure that the Wales trip is on a Weekend and not during the week.

• Try to organise jumping lessons for Intermediates – this however has been rendered ...

Millicent Ryan

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Millicent Ryan
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My name is Millie Ryan, and I am currently the captain of UCL Horse Riding Club’s first team. I am running for President because I am really passionate about Horse Riding, and believe that I can aid the club in achieving its full potential.

My role as first team captain has provided me with excellent experience for the position of president, giving me insight into how the club deals with the union, runs it competitions and manages its membership. It has also allowed me to observe areas in which the club could be improved.

Whilst the teams have done well this year, I believe that the approach to training needs to be more competitive to fulfill our potential. Therefore, if elected, I would propose a change of venue from Lee Valley to Trent Park. Whilst this would mean increased lesson prices, the better quality of horses used in the lessons would be highly beneficial in competitions as we would be training at the same level as the other teams. Riding well-schooled horses would not only enable increased focus on rider position, which is the key to success in BUCS competitions, but would make the lessons a much more enjoyable and valuable experience. I would also establish ‘review sessions’ after competitions to discuss marks and feedback, as well as after lessons; filming ones riding and watching it back highlights what could be better. Lessons themselves need to be more competitively focused, with test and course practice at the forefront of ...