Mrs Caroline Brocklehurst made her Declaration as The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire at the Sessions House in Northampton on 1st April 2016.

Mrs Caroline Brocklehurst was born and grew up in East Kent; her husband David grew up in Cheshire and since neither wanted to live in each other’s county, they settled half-way between the two, in Northamptonshire in 1985. Caroline has run a stud near Towcester where she has bred thoroughbred race horses for the past 15 years and previously worked in London for Sotheby’s auctioneers.

When not breeding horses, Caroline is a Trustee of St. John's Church, Plumpton Charitable Trust, is involved with St John Ambulance, Northamptonshire, and as a supporter of the homelessness charity ‘Crisis’ for many years intends to promote the work of the Hope Centre in Northampton in her Year. Every other year she gets involved with a fund raising skiing challenge called the Coeur Blanc in Meribel which supports a different youth related charity on each occasion but with a theme of supporting those which teach new skills and give hope to the less privileged. This year the event raised almost £260,000 with 20 teams skiing approximately 85 kilometres in a day.

Caroline’s husband David is a Chartered Surveyor and they have two daughters: Olivia who works in Hong Kong and Camilla an equine vet. Her interests include skiing, racing, gardening and opera.

By her appointment as High Sheriff, Caroline is following in the public office footsteps of her parents; her father a Justice of the Peace and former Lord Mayor of Westminster and her mother a High Sheriff of Kent.

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