new partnership bringing joy to children

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  • The children had the opportunity to ride in Cheltenham during the launch of a new initiative between the Jockey Club and the WellChild and Cotswold RDA charities.

    The ‘Giddy up for Good’ program was launched on August 24, with eight young people supported by WellChild enjoying sessions led by the Cotswold RDA team. WellChild cares for seriously ill children and adolescents.

    Twenty-time champion jumping jockey and WellChild Ambassador AP McCoy presented rosettes and took a behind-the-scenes tour of the racetrack.

    “As a WellChild Ambassador I know how important the support they provide to their families is and giving the children the opportunity to ride here in Cheltenham through the Cotswold RDA and Jockey Club is an amazing experience for them “, did he declare.

    “The kids haven’t stopped smiling the entire time they are here and it has been a wonderful event to be part of. I look forward to the next ones. “

    Ian Renton, Regional General Manager of the Jockey Club, added that it was “a joy to be able to offer the children the opportunity to ride the RDA ponies in this iconic place”.

    “When we partnered with WellChild in February 2021, we knew this was the start of a fantastic relationship,” he said.

    “We are very fortunate to have the Cotswold RDA based on site with us all year round, so being able to work together with the RDA team and WellChild to provide this unique opportunity for children and their families is wonderful.

    “We look forward to continuing these sessions and giving more children the opportunity to not only ride, but also spend time with the ponies and enjoy all the benefits we know it can have.”

    Harbro Country Stores

    The Scottish Country Store Network has pledged to donate to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for every bag of food sold over the next 12 months.

    The brand will donate 25 pence per bag of Harbro food sold to RDA groups across Scotland.

    “RDA groups have been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus and we know it is a cause that is close to the hearts of many of our customers,” said Harbro Country Stores Retail Director Allan Bain.

    “My sister has benefited from the work of her local RDA group for many years, so I am personally aware of the importance of interacting with horses for people with disabilities and the joy it brings to participants through it. ‘Scotland. We are proud to support the work of such an important organization during our dedicated Love Your Horse month and to continue doing so for the next 12 months. “

    Dominic Ind, GDR Regional President for West and Central Scotland, added that they were “very grateful” for the commitment.

    “Many know of the amazing work that RDA does for children and adults in helping them on the path to health and wholeness,” he said. “At the heart of it all are equines – whether it’s horseback riding; driving or aerobatics and we are faced with the financial challenge of horse management. Contact a local RDA group to see our charity in action and volunteers are always welcome. “

    Premier Performance CZ

    The equine supplements brand has welcomed 14-time Paralympic gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson as a sponsored rider.

    Their 2021 Breezer Paralympic Tour was supported by the brand’s GastroPremier, Calming Powder and Calming Cookies in Tokyo, where they won a triple gold medal.

    Voltaire design

    The saddle specialists have signed a three-year title sponsorship agreement with the Liverpool International Horse Show (December 31 to January 3).

    “Voltaire Design has long regarded the Liverpool International Horse Show as one of the highlights of the equestrian season,” said manager Matt Tarrant.

    “It brings something unique to the calendar and we have been supporting Liverpool since the inaugural event. Voltaire Design is delighted to advance to the title

    sponsor for the next three years. The sport of show jumping is extremely important to Voltaire Design and this partnership underscores our commitment to supporting the sport at the highest level in the UK.

    Nina Barbour, Liverpool International Horse Show, added: “Voltaire Design has long supported the Liverpool International Horse Show, so we are delighted to announce them as the new title sponsor of this spectacular event. With a passion for innovation and a shared vision for promoting world-class equestrian sport, Voltaire Design is an invaluable addition to the show.

    Orifarm Health

    The pharmaceutical company has been announced as the main sponsor of the para-dressage competition at the 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark (August 6-14).

    “We have always insisted on having an ambitious approach to our business and have a firm belief that anything is possible if you fight for it,” said Birgitte Bøgh-Sørensen, who co-founded the family business with Hans Bøgh-Sørensen.

    “After successfully building a successful healthcare business, we want to support relevant initiatives and activities in our environment. We see this as a way to restore value to society. “

    Hans Bøgh-Sørensen added: “Para-dressage athletes are in it to win – and they have most certainly won our hearts. We want to support them in achieving their ambitions at the World Championships. “

    Casper Cassøe Krüth, who co-hosts the event with Jens Trabjerg, said he was “very happy” to welcome the support of Orifarm Healthcare.

    “Danish para dressage is absolutely world class. With Orifarm Healthcare, we can increase the notoriety of the sport in the country and abroad and at the same time guarantee the absolute best conditions for the execution of the World Championships ”, he said.

    Jens added, “Herning 2022 places a strong emphasis on sustainability and predicts that a significant portion of execution will be based on several of the UN’s global goals. We are very happy that Orifarm Healthcare is also supporting these ambitions. “

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