Horse Time is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator.
It is governed according to the Constitution, by a Board of Trustees, and the Trustees are also the Members of the organisation, and meet regularly through the year as well as at an Annual General Meeting.
The Trustees all have experience in running charities, or have a local or professional connection to the Horse Time family.
Adrian is a commercial lawyer and partner at Morton Fraser in Edinburgh. His areas of expertise include charities and the third sector, as well as education. His is a trustee of several other Scottish charities and is currently Chairman of the governors at Longridge Towers School.
After completing the Army’s cavalry course, Simon joined the Light Cavalry, Honourable Artillery Company. A serving Colonel in the Army Reserve, Simon is Assistant Head, Personnel Strategy and takes a keen interest in the welfare of veterans. Simon is trustee of a number of charities as well as being treasurer of another Borders based charity.
A former nurse, Ruth moved to the Borders and set up a business working as a traditional upholsterer, latterly incorporating a family firebellows business. In 2014, Ruth set up a charity called Let’s Talk Menopause in order to raise awareness, demystify and provide easy access to information and support.
Adrian has over 26 years of experience as an independent consultant in leadership, communication and personal development. He works with several leading business schools as well as numerous corporate, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.
In our first year, donations have come from a range of fundraising activities, including Jamie-Leigh Southon’s heroic walk from Wales to Scotland, a fundraising launch party at Little Swinton, as well as a range of smaller events. What has been raised has been immediately spent on our beneficiaries. Specific funds raised for veterans are used for the Horses for Forces programmes, general donations are used for all programmes.
For more information about our financial performance, see page 12 of our Annual Review.