Students present Horse Rescue Fund with cheque

May 2013

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College students who organised the Lordships Stud Open Day have presented a cheque to the Horse Rescue Fund.

The fun-filled day, on Sunday 14 April, featured demonstrations and interactive activities as well as the chance to see the new foals.

The event was organised by first year BSc (Hons) Equine Studies students as part of their event management module.

Pennie Wallace, senior lecturer in Equine Studies, said: “The Lordships Stud Open Day was a great success – we had 300 people visit and raised more than £300 for the students’ chosen charity, The Horse Rescue Fund.

“The first year Equine Studies degree students learnt an enormous amount about organising an event of this kind and it all came together well. They were able to draw on their experience helping at Horse World Live at Excel in London last November, which featured a range of demonstrations and exhibitions.”

Jackie Crook, Chairman of the Trustees of the Horse Rescue Fund, which is based on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, said: “We are a registered charity and all our money comes from our own fundraising and donations. We have three aims: to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome, whether it is competition horses or companion ponies. This amount of money will help with the hay costs - this year the weather has been so bad that the grass hasn’t grown yet so we are still feeding the horses hay.”