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The “vets with horsepower” — a group of motorcycling top equine vets — have completed their charity endurance tour, raising £4,458 for two equestrian charities.

The money raised from their four lectures will be shared between World Horse Welfare and the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA).

The eight vets held lectures at Hartpury College in Gloucester, Hall Farm in Norfolk, Bishop Burton College near Hull and Oatridge College in West Lothian over a period of four days, travelling between gigs on their motorbikes.

Money was raised via online donations (which are still open), on-the-day donations and ticket sales.

World Horse Welfare’s director of UK welfare Tony Tyler said: “We were delighted to be chosen as one of the nominated charities.

“The money raised from the events will go a long way to help more horses that have been abused or neglected.

“In these tough economic times we rely greatly on the generosity of our supporters, and I would like to thank those who came along to the lectures.”

Topics such as worming, colic, weight and wounds were covered in the talks.

Professor Derek Knottenbelt said: “We were really pleased to be able to hold another national venture and this time we met many members of the public who gave us fantastic feedback about the course.

“The event was another excellent opportunity to raise funds for both charities as they do such amazing work in equine welfare in the UK, Europe and the wider world.”