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As part of Horse & Hound’s 130th anniversary celebrations, one lucky UK-based equine charity is going to be chosen by you, our readers, as Horse & Hound’s charity of the year.

The chosen charity will receive a financial lump sum from Horse & Hound, as well as a number of opportunities to work with us during the next 12 months.

“With the current horse welfare crisis, an important equestrian legacy from the 2012 Olympics to sustain, and the hunting world having laboured under the Hunting Act for 9 years now, there are so many charities which deserve our support,” said H&H Editor Lucy Higginson.

“Horse & Hound has worked closely with many of them for decades and we know better than most the challenges they face.

What a fitting way to celebrate our important birthday milestone, by giving one of them additional support, with the help of our hundreds of thousands of reader and website users.”

The lump sum will be an amount donated by H&H readers through a new charity donation option in our online advert booking system, which will be matched by Horse & Hound.

How to place your vote

Last month we invited you to submit your suggestions for charities to be considered and we were amazed by your brilliant response. Having received thousands of suggestions for more than 150 good causes, the H&H team has whittled that list down to 19 extremely worthy charities that are now eligible for this fantastic opportunity.

Readers can place their votes via the link below. Each person can vote for more than one charity in the list, but to make the vote as fair as possible, multiple votes from the same internet IP address will be counted only once. You can vote from different devices (eg: mobile, tablet, desktop), but voting repeatedly from the same device/computer will only count as a single vote.

Voting closes at 12noon on Wednesday 9 April, 2014. The lucky charity will be announced in our 130th anniversary special magazine, which goes on sale 17 April.

To thank you for voting, everyone who votes is eligible to receive 1-month free access to our new H&H VIP service. If you take up this offer (by completing an additional form after submitting your vote), you will also be signed up to the H&H newsletter service. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link in the newsletter. You will only receive your access to H&H VIP and be added to the newsletter if you complete the extra form. You can place your vote without taking up this offer if you wish.

Place your vote now