“It’s an ideal partnership,” said Roly Owers, chief executive of World Horse Welfare which is to be Horse & Hound’s charity of the year for 2017.

Following a successful 2016 partnership with the Injured Jockeys Fund, H&H is to work with World Horse Welfare next year, as the charity celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Mr Owers thanked H&H for the “outstanding opportunity”.

“It means so much to us all at World Horse Welfare to have been chosen as H&H’s charity of the year for 2017 and we would like to thank the magazine,” he said.

“This is an ideal partnership, given our shared global reach and strong belief in the horse-human partnership reflected in our support for the responsible use of horses in sport.

“Next year is a very special one for the charity as we celebrate our 90th anniversary of helping horses in the UK and around the world.

“Our partnership with H&H will be such a fitting way to make the most of this milestone, whilst also looking ahead to how we want to meet the challenges of the next 90 years.

“Our charity would not be helping the number of horses we do, in the practical way we do, without the dedication of our supporters and H&H and its readers have long been part of our story.

“We also look forward to encouraging new supporters to get involved, find out what we do and the many ways they can help us to continue improving the lives of horses around the world.

“We cannot wait to kick off our partnership with H&H. Together we are planning a series of exciting events, initiatives and announcements, so watch this space!”

Content director Sarah Jenkins said H&H is “delighted” to be working with World Horse Welfare.


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“Our organisations have long had a close association and feel passionately about the same goals for the benefit of all equines and equestrians,” she said.

“This well structured and led, knowledgable and influential charity has huge opportunities to make a real difference.

“I hope our readers will support us as best they can as we endeavour to help those truly worthy causes World Horse Welfare stands for.”