Renowned “horse whisperer” Monty Roberts is to have a royal audience this week during a demonstration for Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who is president of equine welfare charity The Brooke.
The pair share a connection as Roberts became a Brooke Global Ambassador earlier this year.
Roberts had visited India in 2014 with The Brooke. His role as ambassador was announced as Brooke USA was officially launched by the Duchess of Cornwall at a supporter event in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
For the demonstration on Wednesday, Roberts will work with a horse at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, with a reception to follow.
Roberts is known as the “Man Who Listens to Horses”, and is an award‐winning trainer of many horses, a best‐selling author, and creator of the equine training technique called Join‐Up. The horseman became a global ambassador for the Brooke in 2015, after visiting the charity’s programmatic work in India in 2014.
This month Roberts has been in Britain for demonstrations, starting at Bishop Burton College on October 10, followed by Myerscough College last Saturday. His tour continues on Friday with a demonstration at Hartpury College, followed by Merrist Wood College on October 29. His final British event is at the Ingliston Country Club in Scotland on October 31.
The Brooke was established in Egypt in the 1930s by Dorothy Brooke, the wife of a British cavalry officer. She found many emaciated former British, Australian, and American horses who served in World War 1 being used as beasts of burden on the streets of Cairo.
The Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, and it works with owners, communities and policy makers to bring about lasting improvements to the lives of working animals.
The Brooke works in 11 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and now reaches more than 1.8 million working horses, donkeys and mules.