Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
- Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG
Aims & activities
To advance education and participation in the sport of dressage in Great Britain for the public benefit. To promote the sport, to increase participation by persons (both able bodied and with any form of disability) in healthy recreation in dressage. To provide advice and guidance to dressage participants. To develop fair competition between participants and improve the standards of riding.
What the charity does
- Amateur sport
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People with disabilities
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £109.2K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £3.0M Other assets
- £1.4M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE PROMOTION, AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE SPORT OF DRESSAGE IN GREAT BRITAIN, OF PARTICIPATION BY PERSONS IN GREAT BRITAIN (BOTH ABLE-BODIED AND WITH ANY FORM OF DISABILITY) IN HEALTHY RECREATION IN DRESSAGE.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 01/10/1997 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 20/11/1997 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 19/09/2013 as amended on 20 Sep 2018
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 9 Trustees
- 35 Employees
- 2,966 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Linda Whetstone (Chair)||The Institute Of Economic Affairs Limited||Up-to-date|
|Julie Frizzell||None on record|
|Dr Thomasina Mary Cowie||None on record|
|Paul Hayler||None on record|
|Claire Elaine Moir||None on record|
|Peter Storr||None on record|
|Caroline Godfrey||None on record|
|Judy Harvey||None on record|
|Suzanne Homewood||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales