As part of Horse & Hound's 130th birthday celebrations, we will be supporting and promoting "130 equestrian good causes" via regular online round-ups of events being run by the equestrian community

Eventer talks to raise money for Cancer Research

Lucinda Fredericks is giving a talk in aid of Cancer Research.
She will be talking about her achievements with her superstar mare Headley Britannia who had to be put down earlier this year.
It will take place near to Headley stud where Headley Britannia was bred and will be attended by her breeders  Mike and Betty Hounsell and Julia Browne who worked at the stud when Britannia was born.
The talk takes place on the 31 July and tickets are £12 each with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and Ashford Hill Primary School.
Tickets should be purchased in advance from Gemma Hughes email gem-1978@hotmail.com; 07557 948133 or from Ashford HIll Primary School reception.

Rider rides across Scotland for Equine charity

Rider Claire Alldritt has ridden from one side of Scotland to the other, with her 2 horses Yogi and Swift, in aid of the Equine charity Prince Fluffy Kareem (PFK).
The trek was 254 miles long and took 15 days to complete.
PFK works predominantly with horses, donkeys and camels in Egypt. The charity’s main focus is on educating owners in better ways to take care of their animals.
For information of how to sponsor Claire visit her blog: http://bearandspottybum.wordpress.com/

Northern Irish stables donate money to sick children

Crindle Stables in Northern Ireland has made a donation of £1,500 to 2 families that have seriously ill children.
The money will help 2-year-old Dylan Crothers from Coleraine who is undergoing treatment for Leukaemia; and 7 month old Eimear Harkin from Derry who has had open heart surgery to repair a hole in her heart.
Dylan’s mum, Alison said: “We very much appreciate everything Hazel and Trevor (who run the stables) have done for us. The girls have been riding there for years and Hazel and Trevor were so thoughtful to put on this event in aid of Dylan.”
Eimear’s aunt Ann-Marie said: “When Crindle heard what Eimear was going through they decided to donate some of the funds from their open day to help with the practical costs associated with Eimear’s treatment and care. On behalf of the whole family, we cannot thank them enough. Eimear has now come through the surgery and is making a full recovery. The donation from Crindle has been so helpful in covering things like travelling costs for the many hospital runs involved in her treatment and after care.”

Equine insurers campaign to microchip rescued animals

Petplan will be encouraging horse owners across the UK to support the campaign throughout May and June — national microchipping awareness month — by visiting their Facebook pages and clicking “Like to Help.”
Each click will help Petplan Equine and Petplan to reach its target and donate 1,000 mircochips to Blue Cross pets and horses.
Charlotte Collyer from Petplan Equine said: “Each horse taken in by Blue Cross must be microchipped before it can be re-homed which is why Petplan Equine is lending its support by donating microchips.”
If you would like to help  visit Petplan Equine’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/PetplanEquineUK