A RIDING club in Andover has bid farewell to its chairman last month after more than three decades in the position.

The Bourne Valley Riding Club (BVRC) has said goodbye to Lindsay Hills, who has retired after serving as chairman of the club for 31 years.

Lindsay first joined BVRC in 1966, becoming one of the first members of the riding cub, representing it nationally in a range of horse-riding events.

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In a statement from the club, they described Lindsay as the 'driving force behind the club's success' along with husband Pete, who previously served as chairman, as well as Lindsay's father.

The previous vice-chairman of the club, Susie Pool, gave a tribute to Lindsay, where she was presented with a horse head trophy, among other gifts, by President Lucinda Green MBE, to commemorate her time at BVRC.

The club, which is one of the UK's largest adult-only riding clubs with approximately 100 members, hosts competitions at a range of locations in the area, including Larkhill, Amport and Tidworth, providing training through local instructors to support grassroots riders in horse-riding.

According to BVRC's website, Fiona Webb and Susan Wheatley will replace Lindsay as co-chairs.