Racehorses raise £400,000 for Jack Berry House
Al Shaqab Racing will be donating the prize money of 20 of its horses to Jack Berry House, The Injured Jockeys Fund’s second rehabilitation centre.
All the UK win and place prize money from the nominated horses will be donated to the centre which is being built in North Yorkshire and is due to open next February.
The largest donation so far is from Osaila who won the £300,000 Tatteralls Millions two-year-old Fillies’ Trophy at Ascot last Saturday (4 October) taking the total funds raised to £400,000.
Donations for dressage rider
Olympic equestrians Gareth Hughes and Geoff Billington are among leading riders backing a fundraising appeal in memory of a young dressage rider.
The riders are donating training sessions for an auction in aid of Bolton Hospice who cared for 28-year-old Zoe Milton, who lost her battle with cancer last month.
Anna Ross Davies, Maria Eilberg, Polly Stockton, Becky Moody and H&H’s dressage columnist Pammy Hutton are among the many top riders offering lessons.
“We initially hoped to raise £1,000 for the hospice, but the response has been incredible and now we’re aiming for £50,000,” said Jane Walker who is organizing the fundraising appeal.
Spillers raises funds for Redwings
Six members of the Spillers sales team took part in last month’s Thames Path 50km Challenge to raise funds for Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Cancer Research UK.
The team walked from Putney Bridge, London to Runnymead in 11 hours in the challenge which runs along the Thames footpath.
“So far we have raised just over £1,000 through sponsorship, raffling Mars hampers and selling cakes,” said Spillers sales manager Alexandra Ashley.
Male riders raise awareness of prostate cancer
A competition for male riders has raised over £5,000 for prostate cancer.
Five men from Burnham in Buckinghamshire took part in the dressage and showjumping competition organised by local riding school Snowball Farm.
Snowball Farm’s centre manager Natalie Western-Kaye and Matt Sobol came up with the “old fools on horses format” to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of getting checked early.
Over 400 spectators watched the new riders at the competition on 10 August.
Evening with showjumper Daniel Moseley in aid of the Air Ambulance
An evening with Daniel Moseley is being held at Hill House Equestrian Centre in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire on 1 November to raise funds for the Air Ambulance.
The event is supported by Verdo Horse Bedding who sponsor the showjumper.
Daniel will be riding horses of different levels showing how he produces novices to Grade A showjumpers.
“As riders we are all to aware of the risks we take every time we sit on a horse and so to support a charity which saves so many lives and help raise awareness is a pleasure,” said Daniel.
The event is free with all donations and proceeds from the raffle going to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
Cycle challenge in aid of Injured Jockey’s Fund
Charlie Moore, 62, clerk of the course at Uttoxeter Racecourse has cycled 800 miles to raise funds for the Injured Jockey’s Fund (IJF).
The trip between 10 racecourses took eleven days finishing on 2 October.
The experience, said Moore, was “one that hurt at times but any hurt I, or any of my fellow riders, endured is insignificant compared to the pain so many injured jockeys put up with.”
A presentation will be made to the IJF at Uttoxeter during racing on 16.
Free press release distribution for equestrian charities
The Equestrian Creative Network is offering a free coverage for equestrian charities on its ECN newswire.
The newswire, created six months ago to help members share stories with a wider audience has 3,000 subscribers.
Campaign to raise money to cure grass sickness
A campaign has been launched to raise money and awareness for the Equine Grass Sickness fund.
The ‘Clip for a Cure’ campaign is the idea of friends Natalie Young and Rachel Mangto who saw three horses from one field die from Equine Grass Sickness (EGS).
Riders are asked to clip a triangle on their horse’s quarters and donate £3 by texting JSSF60 £3 to 70070.
The campaign is supported by the Loch Leven Equine Practice.
Silent auction in aid of vet’s son
Leading event riders are donating training sessions, racehorse trainers breakfasts and hunts days out to a silent auction to support a vet’s son who was injured in a car accident.
Among the 50 lots are training sessions with Christopher Bartle, William Fox-Pitt and Mark Phillips and hunting with the Belvoir, Portman, Ledbury, Cotswold and Heythorp.
The funds raised will help buy specialised equipment for Rob Camm, the 20-year-old son of a Cheltenham racecourse vet who is paralysed and needs a ventilator to breathe.
Bids can be made for the lots online at www.cammpaign4rob.co.uk by 6pm on Friday 17 October or in person at The Showcase meeting at Cheltenham on Saturday 18 October (finals bids taken after the last race).