Equine students hold charity evening

November 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Students at Writtle University College have organised a series of equine events for Tuesday 10 December. 'An Evening of Equine Behaviour Noeledge' will take place from 6pm at Writtle's Cow Watering Campus. All proceeds from the £5 tickets (£2.50 for students) will be donated to UK-registered charity, Prince Fluffy Kareem (PFK).

PFK is dedicated to improving conditions for pyramid horses in Egypt. Horses are used to take tourists and local Egyptians on tours of the pyramids and the surrounding desert. Declining visitor numbers have affected both horses and their owners. PKF works with vets in Cairo, to hold clinics that treat  horses, camels and donkeys free of charge for issues including but not limited to saddle sores, colic, colds and equine malaria. The worst cases are fostered by the PFK.

To raise money for the PFK, third year BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science students have planned an activity-packed evening. Visitors can enjoy live equine demonstrations and lectures on topics such as Ethology and Dominance Theory and Body Language and Enrichment Ideas.

Senior lecturer Rosa Verwijs said: "The students have worked hard to organise an informative evening to share their knowledge of equine behavioural science. We're very proud of our students' hard work and their dedication to a good cause. The demonstrations, talks and refreshments make this an unmissable event for anybody interested in ethical training and management to promote better welfare for our horses."

 For more information or to book your ticket, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-equine-behaviour-noeledge-tickets-80600699863