BLENHEIM TO SUPPORT HORSE TRUST

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The Horse Trust will be the official charity for the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (6-9 September 2012). The Princes Risborough-based charity offers sanctuary to working horses that have spent their lives serving their country or community and to equines that have been neglected. In latter years it has perhaps best been known for the leading role it played in rescuing horses from the horrors of Spindles Farm in Buckinghamshire in January 2008. ‘Star’, one of the ponies rescued from Spindles will feature as part of the Horse Trust displays at Blenheim.

Explains Jeanette Allen, Chief Executive of The Horse Trust: “Star, who arrived at The Horse Trust as a 5 month old, starved, pony barely able to stand, has had an amazing journey. His recovery is quite simply remarkable and he and his handlers will be demonstrating the techniques of training a pony to pull a carriage.

“It will be the first time we have been involved with Blenheim in what is a very exciting year for the sport,” ends Jeanette.

“The Organising Committee are pleased to be able to help raise funds for this worthwhile charity and raise awareness of all its activities which, as well as its sanctuary and rescue work, also includes funding ethical research into equine diseases, achieving significant advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various equine ailments, including a new vaccine for Strangles,” adds Blenheim Event Director, Mandy Hervieu.

The Horse Trust display will feature on all 4 days of the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. For more information on the programme of events and advance ticket bookings, visit www.blenheim-horse.co.uk and further details on The Horse Trust can be found at www.horsetrust.org.

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