Meet The Team

“My life is full of horses for both pleasure and work – and safety is paramount for me in both areas.
The MDIRF do an amazing job in informing and supporting riders across all disciplines and they rely entirely on donations to do this.”
Nina Barbour

Administration

Rosemary Lang 

Administrator and Fund Co-ordinator

Rosemary has been involved with the Fund since it was started in 1988, was a friend of Mark Davies and of the Davies Family,  She oversees the daily running and coordination of all aspects of the Fund as well as its trading company, which donates all profit directly to the fund.

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES:

Martha Ivory

National Rep

Martha has been involved with most aspects of horses throughout her life, knew Mark Davies well and was a friend of the late Jane Davies. She worked for many years with the Cranleigh CAB and helps with fundraising activities as well as on the Trades stand at several events.

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Postal Address

MDIRF
Lancrow Farmhouse
Penpillick Hill
Cornwall PL24 2SA

Tel: 01726 813156
Mob: 07710 788364

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Our Trustees

The Trustees of the charity oversee all aspects of the Fund’s operations ensuring that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.
They safeguard the charity’s assets – both physical assets and intangible ones, such as its reputation.

Sarah Bullen - Chairman

Sarah was a great friend of Mark Davies, has ridden since a child and evented at International level.

She breeds event horses, trains an International Italian rider and is a selector for the British Young Rider team, as well as running a functions business from her home which includes Fundraising activities for the MDIRF.

Cathryn Godfrey

Cathryn became involved in the charity following a riding accident in which she suffered a spinal injury.  Fortunately she made a full recovery and realises how lucky she is when she now meets others with more serious injuries than her own and sees the effects they can have on day to day life:

“Anyone who is involved with horses could be involved in a serious accident and due to my own circumstances it made me realise how important it is that the charity is able to assist when the worst happens. “

David O’Donnell

David brings to MDIRF  nearly forty years of business  experience, both running major organisations and latterly as a Consultant.  His sporting background is in top flight rugby where he has personal experience of how injuries can effect not only individuals but their whole families.

He has been involved in the show jumping world along with his wife Claire for the past 6 years, as sponsor, owner, lorry driver and junior assistant groom for his son Miles.

Dane Rawlins

South Londoner and former amateur boxer, Dane Rawlins is better known as the founder and organiser of Dressage at Hickstead, which hosted the 2003 European Championships.
He is a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club and the British International Trainers Foundation. Dane is also a recipient of the BHS Trainers award and holder of the BEF Medal of Honour. He is the creator of the Premier League series and co-developer of the British Young Rider Dressage Scheme, known as BYRDS.

Dane runs a dressage yard in West Sussex and is joint director of Stables on Site, which is a company providing temporary stabling. He also competes at international level with Lady Harris’s horse Wily Earl.