Membership Rules

Annual Membership runs from 1st January – 31st December 2021 and must be renewed before 13th June in order to be eligible to compete at the 2021 Breed Show.

Members who join/renew between June 30th and October 31st will only get the rest of that calendar year and will have to renew again the following January but will be eligible to attend and vote at the AGM and any EGM.

Members who join/renew after October 31st will have the rest of that calendar year as Associate members and the following calendar year as full members, however they will not be eligible to vote at the AGM or any EGM between the date of joining and the start of the following year.

The committee reserves the right to refuse an application.

Joint members MUST either live at the same address or be close blood relations e.g. father/daughter/sister etc.

Important information about the Society

The Haflinger Society of Great Britain is a company limited by guarantee. This means that it does not have shares or shareholders, but instead it has members. Its day-to-day management is carried out by the directors, and by becoming a member you will be entitled to the following:

  1. to attend and vote at general meetings

(a)the Annual General Meeting (AGM) – you will be given at least three weeks’ notice of the place and time of the meeting.

(b)Other meetings – we may also need to call other general meetings in exceptional circumstances to receive the annual accounts of the company elect directors by voting at the meeting or by postal ballot vote on any fundamental changes to the nature of the company, its name, its purposes, or what happens to its profits

The constitution is made up of the Articles of Association which set out what the company can do and why it exists and deals with the holding of meetings, the admission of members, the election of directors and other rules relating to the running of the company.

These are legal documents that are registered on the public records for the company held at Companies House. They may also be inspected at the Company’s Registered Office (Willetts, Blackham, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9TX) where you may also inspect the rules made by the company to date.

You will not be liable for any debts of the company by becoming a member. You will not be liable if someone brings a legal case against the company. This is because like most other companies it is a limited company, which means your liability as a member is limited. If the company is wound up (which may happen, for example, if it cannot pay its debts) then you will have to pay no more than £1 to the company. This is the amount that you ‘guarantee’ or promise to pay to the company by becoming a member, as set out in clause 8 of the memorandum. In addition, if you have paid a subscription to the company there may not be enough funds left to return to you any of that subscription, even if the winding up happens part way through a membership year. Your application for membership is subject to approval by the Trustees in accordance with Article 14.3 of the Articles of Association.