Anne Cherry steps down from honorary role at Caribbean Equestrian Association
Anne Cherry has resigned as the honorary secretary of the Caribbean Equestrian Association.
The Bermudian has decided to step down after serving in the post for nearly two decades.
“After nearly 18 years of service, Anne Cherry has retired from her role as honorary secretary of the Caribbean Equestrian Association,” Elka Gibbs, the Bermuda Equestrian Federation director and spokesperson, told The Royal Gazette.
“Mrs Cherry had generously continued in the role for a very extended period of time. In fact, the CEA Constitution states that a term of office is to be for 2 years – up to a maximum of three terms of service. This year, Missy Shelley Mello, stepped forth to take on the role of secretary.”
Formed in 1997, the CEA’s objectives include the encouragement of equestrian activity within the Caribbean region, promotion of training for equestrian officials operating within the region, as well as the promotion of international or intra-Caribbean equestrian events.
Bermuda has successfully competed in the annual CEA Regional Jumping Challenge and the CEA Regional Dressage Challenge on numerous occasions.
“The Bermuda Equestrian Federation extends its sincere appreciation to Mrs Cherry for her dedicated contribution to the development of equestrian sport not only in Bermuda but also in the Caribbean,“ Gibbs added.
Although Cherry has resigned from her post at the CEA, she will remain active with the BEF, having generously volunteered her services.
“Mrs Cherry will continue to voluntarily give of her expertise to manage the BEF office which involves not only membership registration, horse show management and FEI related support, but also a host of behind the scenes duties, which enable the efficient management of the Bermuda Equestrian Federation,” Gibbs said.
“The duties and responsibilities that Mrs Cherry undertakes for the Bermuda Equestrian Federation, its affiliates and BEF membership will continue to keep her very busy.”