Like many people Alan found his way into Endurance Riding by crewing for his 13 year old daughter in 1982/83. Working at, and helping to organise the Monks Kirby Ride soon followed, as did timekeeping at various events. Involvement in organising grew, leading ultimately to the first Cirencester Ride in 1988 followed shortly after by the Vyrnwy and White Rose Rides. Duties in this field have been many and varied, ranging from organising and managing the first Vet Gate at the European Championships at Southall and involvement in the inaugural Young Riders European Championship at Cirencester. In the days of BERA Alan served for many years on the committee of the Midland Region and was Chairman for several of these. He also served as Midland Region Director on the BERA Board of Directors, responsible for the Midlands and Wales. In this role he was a member of the Rides and Rules and International Committees. Since the creation of EGB Alan has continued to be very involved with the Cirencester Ride, the Heart of England committee and stewarding at various events.