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The Royal Windsor Horse Show Names Its Charity of the Year

9th June 2021

The Royal Windsor Horse Show has chosen The Great Horses for Health UK Relay as its 2021 Charity of the year. As one of the seven charities benefitting from the funds raised, this is fantastic news for Bransby Horses.

What is the Great Horses for Health UK Relay?

The Great Horses for Health UK Relay is the brainchild of Sophie Gifford. Sophie set up the relay during lockdown to highlight the positive effects equines can have on mental health while raising money for equestrian charities who have lost vital income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The seven chosen charities are; Riding for the Disabled Association, Redwings, HorseBackUK, Hope Pastures, HorseWorld, Bransby Horses and North Wales HorseWatch.

The relay is open to riders, drivers, in-hand walkers and cyclists giving everyone the chance to get involved and have fun while raising vital funds. It began on 2nd May in Yorkshire and continues to travel across the UK throughout the summer.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Royal Windsor Horse Show is one of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar. The show was set up in 1943 to help raise funds for the War effort and has run ever since. It is the only UK show to host international competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance.

Being named as The Royal Windsor Show’s official charity of the year is sure to boost the reach of this incredible fundraising event. Founder Sophie Gifford said:

“We are so grateful to The Royal Windsor Horse Show for choosing Horses For Health as their chosen equestrian fundraising initiative for 2021. This is one of the best International Horse Shows in the World and is a unique opportunity be able to connect with the horse loving community who come here and celebrate together the positive power of horses whilst also helping to raise much needed funds. It is also a huge boost for our seven equine charities who have struggled through Covid and are in desperate need of funds to continue their vital work”

If you want to find out more about The Great Horses for Health Relay and how you can get involved, please visit