Posted by on February 28, 2023

Given that SRNC World Finals Switzerland 2019 had been the last time we were united as one big AIEC family, we still managed to make 2022 a highly successful year for international student riding, with every organising committee pulling out all the stops within a very short space of time to kick-start our SRNC calendar once more! We are immensely grateful to the OCs of SRNC Belgium, SRNC Ireland, SRNC the Netherlands, and SRNC World Finals Belgium for the monumental efforts they put in to help us achieve an amazing atmosphere, excellent entertainment, and most importantly top-class competition at each event; a wonderful introduction to student riding for our multitude of newbies.

Following our annual General Assembly last December, AIEC would like to express its thanks to its two outgoing Board Members: Lydia Dawson (IRL), who served as Secretary General from 2020-2022, and Sarah Schäfer (SUI), who served as Webmaster from 2019-2022. They both played important roles behind the scenes over the last few years to ensure that AIEC made a strong return following its hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are now delighted to welcome two new Board Members to our midst: Lauren Bühner (USA), a student riding veteran and vital part of Team USA over the last 10 years, who will take over the position of Webmaster; and Sophie Wragg (GBR), a seasoned organisational equestrian whiz kid, who will fill the position of Secretary General.

The AIEC Board for the next two-year term is as follows:

President: Beatrice Gates-Hardiman (IRL) 

Treasurer: Robin Moors (BEL) 

Secretary General: Sophie Wragg (GBR) 

Director of Competitions: Joel Tompkins (USA) 

Webmaster: Lauren Bühner (USA)

With the new year in mind, we thought it was about time to add a little bit of colour into the mix… So we entrusted former German student rider and tech talent, Torsten Jeske, with the task of brightening up our beloved AIEC logo: same same, only a little bit different. Soon to be seen across all of our equipage in the future! 

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