Published: 17/09/2013 10:48:28
AHT IS OLYMPIA HORSE SHOW’S 2013 ‘CHARITY OF THE YEAR’
Throughout the week of 16 December, The Olympia Exhibition Halls, located in Hammersmith, West London play host to a packed timetable of all things equestrian. The Olympia Horse Show includes top class international competition for show jumping, dressage and driving, boasting a total of over 80,000 visitors.
Each year the show supports a charity, which is relevant to the UK’s equestrian community. Previous charities selected by the show include the Ebony Horse Club, The Horse Trust and World Horse Welfare. However, this year organisers felt they wanted to support the Animal Health Trust (AHT), our charity, and the exceptional work we carry out.
We work behind the scenes constantly monitoring equine disease around the world, identifying threats to the British equine population and putting in place robust plans to head off infectious disease wherever possible. In addition to our disease surveillance work, we undertake extensive on-going research into minimising the risk of injury to sports horses.
Jo Peck, Marketing Director for the Olympia Horse Show, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Animal Health Trust this year. The Show Committee selected the AHT from a number of charities as they felt its work deserved recognition amongst the equestrian community. The afternoon performance on Wednesday 18 December will be dedicated to the Animal Health Trust and 50p from every seat sold will go to the AHT.”
One of our key roles will be to host the Shopping Drop Off Point. With an entire hall dedicated to shopping at the event, visitors are invited to ‘check in’ purchased items at the Bag Drop to avoid taking them into the performance area. The Drop Off will be manned by our team, allowing visitors to find out how our research has directly affected sports horses, as well as how its work also benefits dogs and cats.
Dr Mark Vaudin of the AHT is thrilled about the selection, and said: “The AHT does so much to improve equine health, from performance related clinical treatment to research into disease and injury. It’s wonderful for the AHT to be recognised for these contributions, and to have the opportunity to share the importance of our work with so many horse enthusiasts.”
Book tickets now for the equestrian world’s best Christmas party at www.olympiahorseshow.com
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