Leading international horse charity, World Horse Welfare, will take centre stage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016 after being chosen as the events Charity of the Year.
The announcement was made at the charity’s annual conference in London which was attended by its President, HRH The Princess Royal, where Chief Executive Roly Owers announced that they charity was “honoured and deeply grateful” to have been chosen.
He commented: “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.”
Founded in 1927, the international charity improves the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide through education, campaigning and hands-on care of horses.
Badminton Horse Trials Event Director Hugh Thomas 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