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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials announced that the 2017 event would see the first ever ‘charity of the year’, and the charity selected was World Horse Welfare. With a number of fundraising initiatives set up during the event to support the amazing work the charity does, it’s set to be a really superb event for all concerned.
This year sees World Horse Welfare celebrate its 90th anniversary, so it seems fitting that the charity was selected to be Land Rover Burghley Horse Trial’s first official Charity of the Year.
The charity was founded in 1927 by Ada Cole, with a campaign to end the long distance transport of British horses destined for slaughter in Europe. It was known as the ILPH, or International League for the Protection of Horses, before being renamed World Horse Welfare.
In the UK, World Horse Welfare’s dedicated network of Field Officers investigate and resolve welfare problems, and the charity runs four Rescue and Rehoming Centres where horses in need can receive specialist care, undergo rehabilitation and find loving new homes through its rehoming scheme – the largest of its kind in the UK. World Horse Welfare’s international programmes alleviate the suffering of thousands of working horses by providing essential knowledge for horse owning communities in the developing world. The charity also works tirelessly to change legislation and attitudes to horse welfare through campaigns and education, including its founding campaign to end the suffering endured by the tens of thousands of horses transported long-distance across Europe to slaughter each year.
At the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, there were plenty of opportunities to support this amazing charity, in fact, Hiho developed a special World Horse Welfare Charm. This charm features the charity’s logo on one side, and a horseshoe on the other, with crystals showing the charities colours. For each one sold, Hiho will donate £10 to World Horse Welfare…
Here is our World Horse Welfare Roller Charm Bead.
For more information about World Horse Welfare and the amazing work they do, see http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Home