Fundraiser launched after four horses die in tragic road accident
A fundraiser is launched after four horses die in a tragic road accident.
On Tuesday (24 August), top international eventer, Nick Gauntlett, announced a tragic road incident had resulted in the death of four horses.
Travelling to the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, the eventer’s horse box had unfortunately broken down just 30 minutes from the site.
As the team waited recovery outside the vehicle, the horses remained on the horsebox. However, whilst waiting, another HGV ploughed into vehicle. The crash resulted in the loss of Nick’s top stallion, plus three of American eventer, Sophie Hulme’s horses.
Reaching to support the team involved with the horrific incident, equestrians nationwide have sent messages of condolences and shock in response.
Now reaching even further to support the team, a fundraiser has been launched by Sarah Ettridge.
However, Nick and his team have requested all monies raised by the GoFundMe page are split between the BHS Road Safety Campaign and SHB (GB) British Breeding.
The BHS Road Safety Campaign is working to build on their solid foundation of road safety education and campaigning. Their core aim is to make drivers aware of what to do when they encounter horses on the road.
Meanwhile, SHB (GB) British Breeding aim to promote and support British bred competition horses. They support the British sport horse breeding industry by providing incentives for breeders, education and high standard grading schemes. Their aim is secure international recognition and enable Britain to take its rightful place in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses world rankings.
To donate to the fundraiser, visit https://www.gofundme.com
Header Image; Nick Gauntlett riding Party Trick (Nick Gauntlett Eventing Facebook Page)
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