The Animal Health Trust (AHT) has once again teamed up with The Pony Club in the hope of raising £100,000 for its ‘Pony Power’ campaign.

The charity is calling upon Pony Club centres and branches to pledge a donation, and in return their name will be included in the AHT’s online ‘Puissance wall’.

As a further incentive, branches that meet the £100 target will be entered into a prize draw to win a clinic with event rider Lucy Wiegersma and course designer Eric Winter.

If the £100,000 target is reached, the AHT will name a dedicated equine laboratory on its site in Newmarket after The Pony Club.

First held in 2010, the Pony Power campaign raised £40,000 of funds as well as increasing awareness among younger horse owners about the AHT’s work.

“Last year we were able to let a lot of Pony Club members know how important what we do, behind the scenes, is for their horses and ponies,” said Peter Webbon, chief executive of the AHT.

“This year, we want to reinforce this message in the horpe that even more members will raise money for our work so we can continue to ensure their horses remain happy and healthy.”

This story appeared in Horse & Hound (23 June, 2011)