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HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall announced as Patron of The Great Horses For Health Relay 2021

6th May 2021

We are delighted to announce Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, as the Patron for our Great Relay taking place across the UK this summer.

The announcement came ahead of the relay launch on Sunday 2nd May in Yorkshire. The Great Horses for Health Relay will travel around the UK over the summer months and aims to highlight how horses can have a positive impact on our mental health, whilst also raising vital funds for equine charities.

Founder Sophie Gifford said “We are incredibly grateful to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for accepting the invitation to become our Patron. As a keen equestrian herself, HRH understands how horses can help have a positive impact on our well-being. To have The Duchess of Cornwall as our Patron is also a huge boost for our 7 equine charities who have struggled through Covid and are in need of support to continue their vital work.”

Equine charity HorseWorld have teamed up with Founder Sophie and an enthusiastic group of volunteers, to provide a support team for The Great Horses for Health Relay. HorseWorld are one of the equine charities who will benefit from the fundraising generated by the event.

CEO of HorseWorld Petra Ingram said “We are delighted to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to our Horses For Health team. We hope that with her support we will be able to connect with the horse loving community across the UK, to celebrate together the positive power of horses and help raise funds for equine charities.

To find out more about The Great Horse for Health Relay and how you register to take part, please visit