Bramham to support injured rider fund this year

CCI3* winner William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning.
2013 Bramham CCI3* winner William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning. © Mike Bain

Bramham International Horse Trials has chosen the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund as its charity for 2014.

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (MDIRF) supports people who have suffered a horse-related accident.  It was set up by Jane Davies after the death of her son, Mark, in an eventing accident at Burghley in 1988. On average, two people per month are left paralysed from a horse fall and many others are left permanently disabled through severe head injuries.  The fund helps people from all walks of life, regardless of how the accident occurred.

Rosemary Lang, Fund Chief Co-ordinator said; “All at the MDIRF are truly excited to be working with the Bramham team and we’re delighted to be involved with this popular event.  We’re looking forward to a great week of fund raising and really want to get the spectators and riders involved.  After all, if you ride or work with a horse, you may need us one day; so it’s a case of riders helping riders.”

Bramham, which won the Animal Health Trust Eventing Award for 2013, is also bringing in improvements to its ticketing system, and a new interactive website is soon to be launched.

The new ticketing system means visitors can print their tickets at home, which is also helping to keep prices down. Bramham is also offering pre-event discounts when tickets are bought on-line plus free parking.

As well as three major competition titles – CCI***, CIC***, and the Under 25 CCI***, Bramham also hosts show jumping, showing classes, young horse sections and Pony Club show jumping and mounted games.

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