A.P. McCoy, Frankie Dettori Join ‘Equestrian Relief’ Campaign To Raise Money For NHS

Leading Olympic riders from across the disciplines, as well as horse racing jockeys and celebrities have shown their support for a major fundraising initiative launched by the team behind Bolesworth and Liverpool International Horse Shows.

‘Equestrian Relief’ is an urgent fundraising campaign to raise money and change lives, with donations going directly to support the efforts of the wonderful work being carried out by the National Health Service, which provides health care for all UK citizens based on their need for medical care rather than their ability to pay for it.

Said Nina Barbour, Bolesworth Managing Director: “Our priority is to unite the horse world to support our health workers and our goal is to raise a sum of money that will make a real difference. All donations will go directly to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Crisis Fund – supporting NHS staff and volunteers on the frontline as they work under pressure and in the most challenging of circumstances.”

Leading names are all showing their support including two Eventing World Champions Ros Canter and Zara Tindall, Olympic Gold Medallists Carl Hester & Scott Brash and racing legends A.P. McCoy and Frankie Dettori. Each day two members of each team will take part in a daily challenge. The five challenges, which are; On the Gallops, Plankety Plank, Horse Drawn, Showstopper and Dark Horse will test our riders skills physically, creatively and artistically.

Frankie Dettori said: “I am super excited to announce that I will be taking part in Plankety Plank and Bake Off Easter Showstopper all in aid of Equestrian Relief. It’s going to be great fun, however we are all very competitive so I can’t wait to get started – so please make sure you support us!”

Team Dressage: Richard Davidson (Capt), Toni Terry, Carl Hester, Sarah Higgins and Gareth Hughes

Team Eventing: Zara Tindall (Capt), Ben Hobday, Oliver Townend, Alex Hua Tian and Ros Canter

Team Showjumping-North: Will Whitaker (Capt), Ellen Whitaker, Anthony Condon, Geoff Billington and Harry Charles

Team Showjumping-South: Jay Halim (Capt), Scott Brash, Daisy Bunn, Shane Breen and Jess Mendoza

Team Racing: Mike Bushell (Capt), A.P. McCoy, Frankie Dettori, Oli Bell and Rachel Lugo

Team Sports Presenters: Alice Plunkett (Capt), Rishi Persad, Nick Luck, Luke Harvey and Emma Spencer

Team Polo: Mark Tomlinson, Jack Richardson, Malcolm Borwick, Tom Morley, and Hazel Jackson

The campaign is also launching a charity auction starting Monday, April 6 with a host of fabulous items up for grabs! Bid for the chance to get one a fabulous item donated by some of our equestrian celebrities and sponsors.These exclusive lots include a pair of Frankie Dettori Breeches signed by the legend himself, one of only three limited edition prints of Scott Brash’s former top horses Hello Sanctos & Ursula which will be signed, the chance to join Alice Plunkett & William Fox-Pitt for dinner (six people), score yourself a signed Mike Tindall rugby shirt or even bid for a round of golf with Sir AP McCoy & Oli Bell, plus lots more. And don’t forget the paintings produced by the teams in the Horse Drawn challenge will also be included in the auction lots!

Daily highlights will be broadcast across all the Liverpool International Horse Show channels and all info can be found at www.equestrianrelief.com.

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