Brooke USA's fundraising and educational outreach at the WEG on working equines

Credit : Brooke, Action For Working Horses and Donkeys

Monday 01 October - 16h43 | Edited press release

Brooke USA's fundraising and educational outreach at the WEG on working equines

At last month’s Tryon FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), many of the world’s top sport horses were in the spotlight during the various competitions. But for the official Games charity Brooke and its U.S. sister charity Brooke USA, the event was an important opportunity to shine a light on the vast majority of other equines in the world, and the organizations' work to improve the animals' often harsh living conditions. 

 - Brooke USA's fundraising and educational outreach at the WEG on working equines

Brooke USA, alongside its sister charity, works to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Indeed, Brooke is the world’s largest international working equine welfare charity. It has an 84-year history of providing practical, sustainable and culturally relevant equine welfare programs. 
 
And during the WEG, the event’s parallel World Equine Expo featured a Brooke 360• video about their Brick Kiln Project that benefits many of the 380,000 horses, donkeys and mules who work in India’s brick kilns, a particularly harsh environment for equines and their owners. The “Brooke Breezeway” was also installed at the Tryon International Equestrian Center as a legacy of the WEG.

To commemorate the event, Katherine Bellissimo, Emily Dulin, Brooke USA executive director, Jane Holderness-Roddam, Olympic gold medalist eventer and Lady in Waiting to HRH the Princess Royal and board member of Brooke and Brooke USA and Petra Ingram, Brooke chief executive officer led a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Brooke Breezeway installation at TIEC.

Additionally, the WEG was an ideal event for Brooke USA to recruit ambassadors. New ambassadors include U.S. vaulters Katie Keville and Florence Rubinger and U.S. para-equestrian dressage riders Katie Jackson and Rebecca Hart. Hart (Grade III) won a silver and a bronze medal at the games. New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will also join the Brooke USA ambassador roster.

For more information on Brooke – Action for Working Horses and Donkeys and its work on global equine welfare, see here. 

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