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HRH Royal Patron Press Release - April 2022

We are delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, as our Patron for The Great Horses for Health Event 2022

The announcement comes ahead of the start of the second year for The Great Horses for Health event which will launch on 19th June and end on 28th August 2022.

The Great Horses for Health event 2022 will be run over 70 days – a duration chosen to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also the 70th Anniversary of lead Charity HorseWorld Trust.   This year a number of events have been pre-planned around the UK for participants to enjoy and are designed to appeal to all horse enthusiasts. The event will continue to highlight how horses can have a positive impact on our mental health, whilst also raising vital funds for equine charities. 

Founder Sophie Gifford said “We are incredibly grateful to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for her continued support of our event.  We know that the 2021 event was an uplifting experience for everyone who took part and as a keen equestrian herself, HRH understands how horses can help have a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.  It is a huge privilege to have HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as our Patron for the second year”

Equine Charity HorseWorld Trust continue as lead charity and provide a support team to Founder Sophie and an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Riding for The Disabled will also benefit from the event.

CEO of HorseWorld Trust Petra Ingram said “We are delighted to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to our Horses for Health team 2022.  She has a great love for horses and we hope that, with her support, we will be able to grow our existing community of horse-loving people across the UK and celebrate together the positive power of horses whilst raising funds for equine Charities.

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