Blenheim Horse Trials to support Horse Trust

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Former Spindles Farm rescue pony Star in training to pull a carriage.
Former Spindles Farm rescue pony Star in training to pull a carriage.

British charity The Horse Trust will be the official charity for the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in September.

The  charity offers sanctuary to working horses that have spent their lives serving their country or community and to equines that have been neglected.

In recent 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.

Trust chief executive Jeanette Allen said Star arrived at the trust as a 5-month-old starved pony barely able to stand.

“He has had an amazing journey,” she said.

“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.”

Blenheim event director Mandy Hervieu said the organising committee was pleased to be able to help raise funds for the trust and raise awareness of all its work – not just sanctuary and rescue work, but funding of research into equine diseases and health.

 

The Horse Trust display will feature on all four days of the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

 

Star on arrival at The Horse Trust
Star on arrival at The Horse Trust.

 

 

 

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