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McKeisha Smith takes reins from Ian Truran as equestrian federation president

Taking the reins: McKeisha Smith has been appointed as the new president of the Bermuda Equestrian Federation, replacing the retiring Ian Truran (Photograph by Andy Gibbs)

The Bermuda Equestrian Federation elected a host of new directors at its annual meeting, held virtually last week.

The most notable change came in the form of McKeisha Smith being appointed as the new president of the BEF, replacing the retiring Ian Truran.

Truran was thanked for his tremendous dedication, service and commitment to the BEF and to Bermuda’s equestrian sport. His service spanned in excess of 18 years, with the past six in the position of president of the federation.

“McKeisha Smith will bring a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and energy to the role, she is a dynamic leader,” said a spokeswoman for the federation.

Jaime Masters McDowell was appointed vice-president and secretary general; Helen James as treasurer and Carol Bromby as head of governance.

Other appointments included Elka Gibbs in communications, Angela Halloran Smith as dressage technical chairwoman, Missy Shelley Mello as showjumping technical chairwoman, Kirista Rabain as hunter/equitation technical chairwoman, Vee McKey as fundraising chairwoman and Colin Mello as National Equestrian Centre chairman.

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Published March 02, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated March 01, 2021 at 7:58 pm)

McKeisha Smith takes reins from Ian Truran as equestrian federation president

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