Former World Horse Welfare Chairman and respected figure in the horse world, Christopher Hall OBE, has launched a book providing a revealing first-hand account into his life and work dedicated to the protection of horses both in the UK and internationally.
From the high stakes world of racing where winning is everything, to the unique challenges facing developing countries where people’s livelihoods rely on their horses, donkeys and mules, Horse Welfare, Use not Abuse, highlights the different roles of equines across the world and the welfare issues which are all too prevalent.
In addition to holding high-profile jobs in the equine industry from Steward of the Jockey Club to Chairman of the London International Horse Show, Olympia and the South of England Agricultural Society, Christopher spent five years as Chairman at World Horse Welfare where he was instrumental in the charity’s growth and development. Christopher was the driving force in the charity’s name change from the ILPH to World Horse Welfare as well as substantially increasing its overseas projects and appointing Chief Executive, Roly Owers, in 2008.
Roly said: “During his time as Chairman, Christopher was certainly one for getting involved in our frontline work. He visited many of our international projects and saw first-hand the challenges faced by working horses in the developing world as their owners make do with sparse resources and even less education. This book recounts his horse-centric world and is an important read for anyone wishing to pay close attention to horse welfare – not just on our own shores but the world over.”
Christopher Hall, OBE, said: “Horse welfare is a cause which is very close to my heart and writing this book has given me a unique opportunity to share my experiences from the world of equestrian sport to the many welfare issues facing our equines both in the UK and abroad. I was keen to highlight the need for closer attention to be given to horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world where they are the backbone of the poorest countries and also to challenge the UK’s horse owners to place greater emphasis on the care and respect they provide their animals.
“I firmly believe that whatever role equines play in our lives, an equal partnership approach of working together free from abuse will always achieve the best results and I hope my book will help to spread this message far and wide.”
All proceeds from sales of Horse Welfare, Use Not Abuse, will go towards funding World Horse Welfare’s vital work throughout the UK and internationally. The book can be purchased at World Horse Welfare’s stand (85) at Badminton Horse Trials priced at £18.99, or from Monday through the World Horse Welfare online Shop (www.worldhorsewelfare.org/shop) and shortly at World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres – or it can be purchased through Amazon.co.uk.
Christopher Hall will also be hosting an exclusive signing event at World Horse Welfare’s trade stand at Badminton Horse Trials this weekend. To find out more visit them at stand number 85 located on Beaufort Way on the east side of the NFU Mutual Badminton Members Enclosure.