Apprentices Develop Bespoke Steps for Disabled Young Rider
Jaguar Land Rover has launched a new scheme which matches skilled employees to specific community challenges as part of its successful employee volunteering programme which sees around 10,000 Jaguar Land Rover employees, a third of its UK workforce, donate over 115,000 hours on community volunteering per year.
A team of Jaguar Land Rover apprentices joined forces with Remap, a national charity which matches skilled volunteers, including engineers and technicians, with individuals affected by disability to help them develop equipment which overcome specific issues.
Disabled horse riders in UK and Africa say ‘Hats off’ to players of People’s Postcode Lottery and British Airways.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in the UK has helped its sister charity in Africa with a donation of new safety hats. The hats have replaced older models that RDA Kenya was struggling to afford to update.
Go Fit Yourself for Sport Relief in the South East
Bust the post-Christmas blues and get fit for fun in 2016
Sport Relief is calling on the people of the South East to step away from the stuffing, reject those spare sprouts and start the New Year as they mean to go on by signing up for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, taking place on Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016.
Supreme Champion Pony and Rehomer Beat the Odds Together
World Horse Welfare Hercules crowned Supreme Champion in charity’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards
Rescue pony, World Horse Welfare Hercules has been crowned Supreme Champion in the charity’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards thanks to his incredible will to survive and his role in helping his rehomer, Alison overcome breast cancer.
Epsom Downs Racecourse Reach £100k Target for ‘Carolines Vision for Cancer’
On 3rd September 2015 Epsom Downs Racecourse announced that they have successfully reached their £100k target for ‘Caroline’s Vision for Cancer’. The appeal was set up in conjunction with Barts Charity following the loss of Caroline Beaumont, a much loved colleague at the racecourse who lost her battle with eye cancer in November 2013. Barts Charity is an independent registered charity for the hospitals of the Barts Health NHS Trust. Charitable giving helps provide state of the art facilities and equipment, supports cutting edge research and ensures the best possible standards for their patients, staff and local communities.
World Horse Welfare’s annual rehoming month aims to find desperately needed homes for rescued equines.
September 2015 is World Horse Welfare’s annual Rehome a Horse Month and it’s set to be bigger than ever with exciting announcements, the launch of a new and improved rehoming website and a celebration of what the charity’s fantastic rehomers have achieved with their equally fantastic equines.
Rehoming is core to World Horse Welfare’s work, giving the horses and ponies who have undergone rehabilitation the chance to reach their full potential and freeing up space in the charity’s four Rescue and Rehoming Centres for the thousands of horses in desperate need of care. At any one time World Horse Welfare could have up to 100 horses, ponies and sometimes even donkeys and mules, looking for new homes so the charity is urging anyone thinking of buying a horse to consider rehoming instead.
Renowned sports TV presenter and Patron of World Horse Welfare, Lee McKenzie, is kick-starting Rehome a Horse Month with a video guide to the rehoming process.
The Best Reiners in Europe on the Tracks of Gina Schumacher
Gina Schumacher opened the reining competitions of the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 as the first rider in the ring. The double-European Junior Champion will enter the arena as the official “guinea pig rider” before the decisive team competition starts on Friday, 14th August 2015.
Guidelines Launched to Safeguard Horses against Dehydration when Travelling
A vital resource for anyone involved in transporting horses by road
A collaboration of industry bodies, veterinary organisations and welfare groups coordinated by World Horse Welfare has produced clear and practical guidelines on keeping horses hydrated when travelling by road.
Developed following extensive research and consultation by the group which includes; World Horse Welfare, FVE, FEEVA, the Animal Transportation Association, Animals’ Angels and The Donkey Sanctuary, the guidelines set out simple recommendations to safeguard against dehydration and ensure horses arrive at their destination healthy and comfortable.