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.
Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride
The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place on the 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will donate proceeds to some worthy equine charities.
The equine charities that will benefit from the SEIB Burghley Sponsored ride are; World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society and the Kestevan branch of Riding for the Disabled. Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are delighted to be donating money to these such deserving equine charities. Over the 14 years the ride has been held the cumulative charitable donation is now over £180,000”.
Historic ‘Deathbed Gift’ Legacy Case – Decision Overturned
Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society have expressed their delight and relief after an historic decision in the Court of Appeal in a landmark legacy case.
The Court of Appeal has (June 9th 2015) overturned the High Court judgment in the case of King v Dubrey & Others , which had allowed for a passing statement made by a deceased lady to her nephew regarding her property to override her formally made Will.
Charity’s rescue and rehoming centres call for public to make volunteering part of their fitness scheme
Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, World Horse Welfare, is highlighting the fitness benefits of volunteering at its four centres with helpers needed for a host of activities from pony power walking to gardening and maintenance.
As part of Volunteers’ Week, World Horse Welfare is on the hunt for people to give a helping hoof and support the charity by offering their free time at the centres and simultaneously burning off a few calories. Each centre’s extensive grounds require a lot of maintenance to ensure they remain safe and tidy for staff, horses and visitors, whilst the resident Shetland ponies are looking for volunteer power walking partners to keep them trim.
Six new horse sculptures by Hamish Mackie to be unveiled in London
Photography credit: Copyright Steve Russell Studios, images courtesy of Hamish Mackie.
The renowned British animal sculptor, Hamish Mackie, will unveil six life size and a quarter, bronze horses at a new residential development in Aldgate East, London on 25th June 2015. Commissioned by Berkeley Homes, the six bronze horses, will be placed in a beautifully landscaped garden designed by Murdoch Wickham.
Snuggy Hoods champions RDA horses and ponies in Charity Awards
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is recognising and celebrating the work of its horses and ponies with the help of Snuggy Hoods. The horse clothing company has sponsored RDA’s 2015 ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award, with the winner announced at the charity’s Gala Awards evening in September, hosted by Clare Balding.
RDA’s 3000 horses and ponies deliver life-changing therapy, achievement and fun to around 28,000 riders and carriage drivers with disabilities every year. The ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award recognises the outstanding service these animals provide, and the impact they have on people’s lives.