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.
Team GBR is the official benefactor of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Course walks led by Zara Philips, Richard Waygood, Phil Surl and other top eventers will take place at the event. There will also be merchandise and competitions to raise money for WEG and the Olympics.
“The Hoof mechanical horse, Henry will also be at Badminton — not only will he be giving rides to the public but he’ll also be doing his own warm up for Badminton, training with a couple of riders, checking out the stables, appearing at the trot up and getting a preview of the cross-country course,” said Claire Shand, from the British Equestrian Federation.
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The Exmoor Pony Festival poster competition
The Exmoor Pony Festival is holding a poster competition for schools. The top prize is an Exmoor pony experience. There are 2 age groups for the competition — 5-9 years and 10-13 years with 2 separate categories — Exmoor and Out of Exmoor.
“We are delighted to be running a competition to involve schools in the Exmoor Pony Festival and we are hoping for a great turnout of entries from far and wide,” said Sue McGeever from the Exmoor Pony Society. “The competition will be running throughout the spring so that the winning artwork can be used in the promotional work for the Exmoor Pony Festival in August and a display of the posters will be available for all to see.”
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World Horse Welfare needs volunteers
World Horse Welfare is appealing for volunteers in Norfolk. Extra help is needed for general yard duties and to help maintain the garden areas.
“I really enjoy volunteering at World Horse Welfare. I love having contact with the horses and doing different jobs around the yard,” said Sue Haughey, who currently volunteers with the charity. “Fresh air, exercise, and the company of the staff that work here make it a very worthwhile experience for me.”
Find out more about volunteering