[avatar user="AbbyDickinson" size="medium" align="center" link="file"]Everything Horse News Reporter, Abby Dickinson[/avatar]
#WearGreenForJonty Campaign Launched to Support Injured Eventer
Eventing Worldwide have set up the “Wear Green for Jonty” campaign in support of the injured rider, Jonty Evans.
Evans’ stable but non-changing condition, after his fall at Tattersalls Horse Trials has concerned the equestrian community; the fall has left Evans unconscious with significant brain damage. However, the “Wear Green for Jonty” campaign sets a light-hearted approach to showing support for the rider. The campaign will begin Saturday 30th June 2018 and will continue throughout July.
Alice Dunsdon, 4* eventer and campaign lead, explains the campaign on social media;
We all know the eventing community is such a close family group, and when anyone has a fall or an injury we all feel it, so when it happens to one of our Sports legends we must all get together and show our support for him and his family.
"Change your hat silk, change your base layer, put a green numnah or browband on, it doesn’t matter what, just 'Wear Green for Jonty."
Eventing Worldwide are also selling polo shirts and wristbands, with profits going to the David Foster’s Injured Riders Fund – Jonty Evan’s family’s charity of choice. The charity provides financial support to injured riders and their families and was set up in the name of the Irish Eventer, who was tragically killed whilst eventing in 1998.
Merchandise is available online with wristbands are also available at the Secretaries tent at Chepstow Horse Trials, this weekend.
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