Board of Directors and Executive Committee General Assembly Roll Call – May 27, 2016

Chair: Lara Sawaya
Vice-Chair: Pat Buckley
General Secretary: Remi Bellocq
Treasurer: Alhan M. Ahmed Al Attar
Legal Counsel: Saeed Al Shamsi (Per LS on 9/9/16)
Legal Consultant: Jirayr Habibian (NV)
Website: Mohamed Yehya (NV)
Communications: Bharathi Gowda, IFHRA Press and English Media Coordinator (NV)

Voting Member Countries w/ Designated Representative

  • Argentina

    Hector Libre, Director - Juan Suchecki, Collaborator
  • Australia

    Melissa Weatherley, Athlete Development and Industry Careers Advisor, Racing Victoria, Ltd
  • Bahrain

    Hussain Qassim, Racing Director, Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club
  • Belgium

    Marcel De Bruyne, Director, Belgian Jockey Club
  • Brazil

    Rodrigo Schulze, Escola de Fromacao de Joqueis do Jockey Clube de Sao Paulo
  • Canada

    Theresa Sealy, Racetrack Program Instructor, Olds College
  • China

    Wu Man Kit, Wuhan Jockey Club Apprentice Training Academy
  • Denmark

    Peter Kundsen, Dansk Galop
  • France

    Didier Budka, Ecole Des Course Hippiques AFASEC
  • Germany

    Kai Schirmann, Director, German Jockey School
  • Hong Kong

    Amy Chan, Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice Jockeys School
  • Ireland

    Keith Rowe, Director, Racing Academy and Centre of Education
  • Italy

    Enrico Querci, Scuola Ippica San Rossore
  • Malaysia

    Contact: Soo Lai Kwok, General Manager & Secretary
    Dato Malek Jeremiah, Director Malaysian Equine Council(non voting)
  • Morocco

    Omar Skalli, Societe Royale d'Encouragement du Cheval
  • Oman

    Azhar Al Wardi, Royal Horse Racing Club (RHRC)
  • Poland

    Agnieszka Marczak, Polish Jockey Club
  • Portugal

    Rogerio Silva, Municipio de Fronteira
  • Puerto Rico

    Luis Nietzsche, Sub administrator Puerto Rico Racing Association
  • Slovakia

    Michala Kncharikova, SOS Sala
  • South Africa

    TBA
  • South Korea

    Kim Kisun, General Manager, Korea Jockeys Association
  • Sweden

    Helena Gartner, Swedish Horseracing Authority Switzerland
  • Switzerland

    Sarah Leutwiler, Swiss Jockey Club (Galopp Schweiz
  • Tunisia

    Noureddine Ben Chehida,Societe des Courses Hippiques (SCH)
  • Turkey

    Zeynep Haldans, Manager, TJK Apprentice Education Centre
  • United Arab Emirates

    Pat Buckley / UAE - Racing Director of AD Equestrian Club
  • United States of America

    Remi Bellocq, Executive Director, Equine Programming, North American Racing Academy
  • United Kingdom

    Colonel Stephen Padgett Northern Racing College
    Grant Harris, Chief Executive, The British Racing School
    (NOTE: UK is represented by two Academies; The British Racing School and the Northern Racing College; BRS currently holds voting rights)
  • Uruguay

    Marcelo Storace, Escuela de Jockeys y vareadores de Hippodromo de las Piedras.

At Large

Martial Boisseuil, Racing Manager / Europe, Wathba Stud Farm

New Member Applications

  • Cyprus

    Ian Paterson, Cyprus Jockey Club
  • Greece

    Christos Melissakis, Director of the Hellenic Horseracing Academy(HHRA)
  • Peru

    Jose Meza Calixto, Peruvian Jockeys’ School
  • South Africa(2nd School)

    Graham Bailey, Headmaster, South African Jockey Academy

Non-Voting Members & Observers

  • Khaled Al Hamadi, Rep. of the UAE General Youth and Sports Authority Welfare Association
  • Dr. Salah Al Jneibi, Rep. for the Abu Dhabi Judicial Court
  • Dr. Philip Pritchard, Racing Medical Advisor
  • Sarah Oliver, Rider Coordinator IFHRA
  • Richard Perham, Senior Jockey Coach, BRS
  • Gaye Gauci-Marchant, Director, Equine Goals and Dreams (Skills Passport Project)
  • Matthew Hyland, Apprentice Jockey Coach, Racing Victoria, Ltd
  • Ron Hall, Racing Victoria Jockey Safety and Wellbeing Officer
  • Chris Watson, Racing School Advisor
  • Daniel Kruger, Head of Sales & Marketing, Fahrof
  • Mara Coote Freeman, Communications and Social Media Contributor