World Horse Welfare Delighted to be Charity of the Year at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016
International horse charity set to take centre stage at world-renowned event
Leading international horse charity, World Horse Welfare, is today announcing its status as Charity of the Year at one of the most prestigious events in the equestrian sport calendar, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016.
Making the announcement at the charity’s annual conference in London today, World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers said:
“We are honoured and deeply grateful to have been chosen as Charity of the Year at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016 which is widely known as the world’s premier 3-day event, attracting competitors and spectators from all over the world.
“Not only does this provide a fantastic platform to showcase the breadth of our work to a huge audience, it also gives further scope to engage with supporters and offers a valuable fundraising opportunity. As independent welfare advisers to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), we support the responsible use of horses in sport and there is nowhere better than Badminton if you want to see horses and riders at the very top of their game.
“The horses competing at events of this calibre are well and truly in the spotlight and receive the best care available but as part of our partnership with the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016 we want to highlight the millions of horses and ponies across the world who are not so fortunate and who will often go unnoticed but are never more in need of our help.”
Hugh Thomas, Badminton Horse Trials Event Director said:
“Badminton is very happy to welcome World Horse Welfare again as our designated charity in 2016. They do fantastic work for equines in both the UK and developing countries, but also take a very positive view of responsible equestrian sport.”
The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016 runs from 4 – 8th May 2016
World Horse Welfare’s Annual Conference takes part today (10th November) at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Titled ‘Challenging the Status Quo’, the conference will be attended by World Horse Welfare President HRH The Princess Royal and will feature a range of presentations and a debate around whether traditional attitudes and practices need to be challenge in the interest of welfare.