Monday, 19 April 2021
The Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) Committee has announced that, for the second year running, they have made a donation of £20,000 to the 'Let’s Make a Difference' fund as agreed with British Equestrian’s Performance Director and Performance Manager for Eventing, Richard Waygood, MBE.
The donation to 'Let’s Make a Difference, raised through the HTSG, has been made to support the training of British eventing riders who are in the running for selection onto the British Teams heading to the Olympics in Tokyo in July, and to the European Championships in Avanches in September.
The HTSG has a well-established partnership with British teams, having been established in 1978 with the specific aims of the aiding and funding training and development of talented riders for Britain's three-day event teams. This latest donation affirms this relationship and they look forward to seeing British riders develop further thanks to the additional training they will receive thanks the generosity of thier members.
The HTSG is particularly grateful to the their members who have continued with their memberships through 2020 and 2021, despite the uncertainty brough about by the global pandemic.
In addition to this donation, the HTSG has extended some financial support to both Bicton and Aston le Walls International Horse Trials who have stepped in to run much needed 4* competitions this spring following the sad cancellations of both Chatsworth and Bramham.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) for their kind donation towards the CCI4* fixture we are hosting as a Bramham replacement for 2021. Let’s Make A Difference is doing just that and we are thrilled that this collaboration will provide an opportunity to make a difference to the Sport of Eventing during these challenging times.” Helen West, Event Organiser, Bicton International Horse Trials.