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.
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”.
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.
£100,000 to support disabled riding groups across the UK
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has awarded grants to 21 of its groups totalling more than £100,000. RDA’s grants programme has been made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery and BT Supporters Club. Funds have been allocated to specific projects aimed at increasing the number of people who can benefit from the charity’s activities.
Foal who survived against all odds is rehomed with the veterinary nurse who helped save his life.
A tiny 3 month old foal who was brought into Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Blackpool has surprised everyone with his will-to-survive after being found collapsed and close to death in the coldest month of the year.
Just a few weeks ago – when freezing temperatures were gripping the country – World Horse Welfare Frodo was found by Field Officer Rachel Andrews. Rachel visited a group of cobs who had been left in a field in Cheshire without adequate food, water or protection from the bitter conditions. She immediately noticed tiny foal Frodo who was incredibly weak, had a distended belly due to an infestation of parasitic worms, was crawling with lice and had absolutely no spark left in him.
Racing’s longest standing racehorse welfare charity, Greatwood held its annual race day at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 28th February 2015 attended by almost 300 guests. Always a very well received event, this year was bigger and better than ever with a total of £72,000 being raised thanks to the kindness and generosity of so many.
Animal Friends Insurance helps HorseWorld hit Felix’s campaign target with £6,000 donation
Animal Friends Insurance have donated £6000 to HorseWorld in Bristol. This takes them over their fundraising target of £10,000 in aid of a campaign for one of their rescued foals, Felix.
Photo: Felix at site of rescue.
HorseWorld started this campaign after their rescue team were called out to find two foals around 4 months old, who had been left to fend for themselves. One, who they later named Felix, was so emaciated he was taken for immediate medical treatment, unfortunately the other was lying dead in a drainage ditch.
Horse Owners Needed for Ground-Breaking Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Trial
As the high risk season for Equine Grass Sickness fast approaches the Animal Health Trust, one of the UK’s leading veterinary charities, is urging horse owners to take part in the second year of its ground-breaking nationwide EGS vaccine trial.
A debilitating and often fatal disease affecting horses, ponies and donkeys, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) occurs predominantly in Europe, with Britain experiencing the highest incidence worldwide. In 2014, 59 cases of EGS were reported through the EGS Surveillance Scheme, but it is likely that this represents only a fraction of cases occurring annually throughout Britain.