The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place on the 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will donate proceeds to some worthy equine charities.
The equine charities that will benefit from the SEIB Burghley Sponsored ride are; World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society and the Kesteven branch of Riding for the Disabled. Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are delighted to be donating money to these such deserving equine charities. Over the 14 years the ride has been held the cumulative charitable donation is now over £180,000”.
Because of the generous sponsorship from SEIB Insurance Brokers, 100% of the money raised by participants in the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride will go to charity. There will be prizes presented to the riders gaining the most sponsorship. SEIB Insurance Brokers Marketing Manager, Nicolina MacKenzie said, “We are delighted to be again supporting this wonderful event. At SEIB we firmly believe in supporting grassroots riders and helping them take part in new and ex citing experiences”. SEIB offers competitively priced insurance cover for a multitude of equestrian possessions and pursuits and the company has a long held ethos of putting something back in to equestrian sport.
Four horses previously rescued by World Horse Welfare took part in the ride in 2014. This year there are three confirmed entries so far from horses rehomed by World Horse Welfare. Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare said, “The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride is a wonderful opportunity for riders, including our own rehomers, to get up close and personal with this world-renowned course on the final day of competition. We are hugely grateful to the Burghley Sponsored Ride for supporting World Horse Welfare once again this year, it is a real honour for us to be involved in this way.”
Karen Thompson, of the Kesteven RDA group said, “Our trustees are thrilled to be one of the chosen charities at this year’s SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride. Horses from the Kesteven RDA took part in the ride last year ridden by the group’s coaches and thoroughly enjoyed the event. Everyone is looking forward to taking part in this year’s ride and once again having the opportunity to be close up to those iconic fences”.
The British Horse Society (BHS) are also grateful to be receiving funds from the ride. Lee Hackett the BHS Director of Equine Policy said, “We are very excited to be one of the benefitting charities for the 2015 SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride. Every penny we raise will go towards helping fund our major Castration Clinic Appeal, literally preventing the future suffering of horses across the UK. The British Horse Society works hard to improve the lives of all horses through raising standards, delivering world-renowned education and providing the best quality equestrian advice. However, with thousands of horses currently at risk due to the over breeding crisis we need all the help we can get to tackle this issue head on”.
Run over a 12km course, the SEIB Insurance Brokers Sponsored Ride allows participants to get up close to the daunting Burghley Cross Country fences including the legendary Dairy Mound and Trout Hatchery. Riders will also enjoy breath-taking views over the magnificent Burghley House and have the chance to explore the tracks and pathways of the vast Burghley Estate.
Entries are now open and a schedule and entry form can be downloaded from the website which includes options to enter and pay online at www.icommentate.co.uk/burghley or email [email protected] for details on entering by post. Entries will close on Friday 28th August.
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