A pound from everyone involved with horses is being sought by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund which has launched the Poundcatcher campaign to mark its 21st anniversary.

The charity was started by Jane Davies after the death of her son Mark in a fatal fall. It has raised over £1million for injured riders in the past 21 years and now hopes to build hugely on that.

The Fund’s co-ordinator, Rosemary Lang, said: “Accidents can happen to every single one of us. So we are asking the entire equestrian community to come on board and help us.”

Celebrity ambassadors for the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund — BBC Country File’s Matt Baker and actor Christopher Biggins — will launch the campaign in the main arena at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday 3 September at 12.40pm.

Proceeds from Burghley course walks and a sponsored ride will go to the fund and further anniversary events for the year ahead will also be announced.

People can donate their £1 online at www.mdirf.co.uk or at a whole host of supporting websites including: