Free Spirit announced as the official charity of Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018

Posted on 6th February 2018


 

Free Spirit is delighted to announce that we have been selected as the official charity of the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018, taking place from 9th -13th May in the private grounds of Windsor Castle.

 

Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward said: “We are delighted to be supporting The Free Spirit Horse Memorial Project in 2018 as we mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. Horses have played a vital role in the development of our country throughout history, whether in conflict, work, rehabilitation or sport and leisure. Royal Windsor Horse Show is an annual celebration of top equestrian sport and entertainment, so this partnership is a natural fit, commemorating the role of horses in society, past and present.”

Tracy Francis, Chair of The Free Spirit Horse Memorial Project, added: “The horse is central to the community that is created at Free Spirit; this intelligent, compassionate and emotive animal breaks down barriers and is unprejudiced in their approach to everyone who works with them. The Free Spirit volunteers work passionately to share this and to acknowledge the role the horse has played in society in the past, present and future. The project is extremely proud and honoured to be charity of the year at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show and it is a great opportunity for the ongoing work and commitment of the project to be recognised in the public spotlight.”

Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Show will take place from 9 – 13 May 2018. Over 55,000 visitors are expected to attend the 75th year of Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers its audience an extensive programme of first class equestrian competition and performances in five arenas. The displays in the main Castle Arena include The Musical Ride of The Household Calvary Mounted Regiment, The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop RHA, The DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 220 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since the Show started in 1943 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public. Royal Windsor Horse Show is organised by Windsor Equestrian Promotions Ltd, as part of HPower Group, also organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show www.hpower.co.uk.

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