On December 2nd, Gain Equine Nutrition will be launching a campaign with a difference.
#DonateAChristmasDinner asks the equestrian community to dress their horse or pony up in festive outfits, take a photograph, tag Gain Equine Nutrition (as well as the #DonateAChristmasDinner hashtag), and Gain Equine Nutrition will donate a Christmas dinner to a horse or pony.
So, for every post they receive, a horse or pony in the IHWT will receive a dinner this Christmas.
The campaign will run until 20th December so there is plenty of time to get into the festive spirit. This is a very worthy campaign to help horses and ponies in need this Christmas and every entry counts!
Established in 1999, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) set out to help the plight of horses in Ireland and has grown over the past twenty years to care for roughly 60 horses and ponies.
Located in Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow, the IHWT are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused and neglected horses and ponies.
The work of the IHWT also includes promoting ex-racehorses for equestrianism; as well as promoting equine welfare awareness and running educational programmes.
Sharon Power, Co- Founder of the IHWT said, “We’ve had a very busy year here at the IHWT with an unprecedented number of cruelty cases coming in last spring and through the summer. We are really grateful to GAIN for their ongoing support for all these years in helping us to rehabilitate and give these horses and ponies a new life.”
Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager at GAIN Equine Nutrition mentioned, “We have a long standing relationship with the IHWT and we are delighted to continue our support towards such a worthy charity. The IHWT do incredible work in the rehabilitation and rehoming of both horses and ponies and we are very happy that we can offer them nutritional support to help them enrich the lives of these horses and ponies.”
GAIN Equine Nutrition is the official feed partner to the IHWT and is committed to supporting the charity in their fantastic efforts to rescue and rehabilitate neglected horses and ponies.
Pictured at the launch of the campaign are Joanne Hurley, Irish Country Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition, Martin Bolger IHWT, Cal Nolan IHWT Volunteer, Ella Bourke TY Student and Grade 1 winning thoroughbred, Sizing Europe