BHS Wiltshire’s Fonthill Ride raises £1000 for EGS research

BHS Wiltshire Pleasure Ride raises £1000 for EGS research

The first BHS fun ride to take place on the Fonthill Estate near Salisbury was a huge success, with over 100 riders taking advantage of the excellent weather and beautiful estate to raise money for the Equine Grass Sickness Fund and Wiltshire Air Ambulance with £1000 raised for each charity. Fonthill Fonthill2

Held with the kind permission of Lord and Lady Margadale, the event was organised by committee member Sarah Jones who wanted to raise money for the Equine Grass Sickness Fund after her own horse died from the disease.

Comments from happy riders included:

“Thank you to everyone who made the Fonthill ride possible, it was a beautiful venue and we had a lovely ride, hope we will be able to do it
again next year.”

“Thank you for a fabulous fun ride at
Fonthill. We rode through the most spectacular countryside and the ride itself was very well sign-posted.”

“Very big thank you to all the hard working volunteers at the Fonthill ride, we really it enjoyed it. Breath taking views and superbly organised, finger crossed for next year.”

Kate Thomson, spokesperson for the Equine Grass Sickness Fund said: ‘This is a fantastic donation! So often a fundraiser arises from sad circumstances with the loss of a horse to the disease, but when people gather together to help fund research and have a great day out in the process it helps take some of the pain away. Thank you to Sarah and all her helpers and participants who raised this superb donation’.