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Grissell in Olympic move

04 January 2012

Grissell in Olympic move AMATEUR rider and trainer's daughter Hannah Grissell has left the Racing For Change promotions team to work for LOCOG as assistant eventing manager at the 2012 London Olympics.

Grissell, who went close to becoming the first woman to ride a winner in China in October, said: "I'm delighted with the move."

Applications are being invited to fill the RFC vacancy, with a deadline of a week tomorrow for supplying personal details, including cv, current remuneration and notice period, by email to

According to the job specification to assist in the implementation of PR campaigns and other key RFC initiatives, "the successful candidate will have proven ability as an effective communicator, excellent attention to detail, strong organisational skills, as well as being able to display a high level of discretion and diplomacy, even under pressure".

Devlin joins the FA SIS chairman Roger Devlin has become an independent non-executive director of the FA in a joint appointment with Heather Rabbatts, the first female board member of football's governing body.

Devlin, a former executive director of Hilton International and Ladbrokes, has wide sporting interests, including as a racehorse owner. He was a director of golf's PGA European Tour and has been a financial advisor to a number of Premier League football clubs.

Horne consultancy firm FORMER Northern Racing College marketing and recruitment manager Zoe Horne has launched her own business, Elite Equine Consultancy, specialising in health and safety issues and marketing.

Horne, who spent eight years at the NRC before working as stable secretary to trainer Andrew Haynes, has relocated to her family home in Derbyshire.

She said: "The idea is that I will assume responsibility for compliance with the law on health and safety in the workplace.

"I intend to work at a national level, visiting racing stables initially on a regular basis to complete the required policies and risk assessments, and then providing back-up as required, which could include providing inductions for new employees and on-going training for senior staff.

"In addition I am offering a marketing service, covering website design, corporate identity, marketing communications and project management."

Horne, who can be contacted on 0845 465 6677, has more details online at

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