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Saddle Research Trust urgently seeks honorary fundraise
12:46pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
The Saddle Research Trust (SRT) is urgently seeking an honorary fundraiser to help progress some exciting new scientific research on the influence of the saddle on the welfare and performance of horses and riders.
The Saddle Research Trust is a charitable organisation, aiming to provide support and advice, both to the horse owning public and to industry professionals. Its board of trustees and advisory committee includes leading veterinary professionals, physiotherapists, saddlers, riders and trainers.
Sue Dyson, head of clinical orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust and a member of the advisory committee of the SRT, explains: “Back and saddle problems are major factors associated with loss of performance and lameness and have serious welfare implications. Through scientific research on the interaction of the saddle with the horse and rider, the SRT aims to provide new information, support and advice to the horse owning public and to industry professionals to improve the health and performance of both horse and rider.”
Anne Bondi, Director of the Saddle Research Trust continues: “We have a series of important scientific projects in the pipeline, working in collaboration with the Animal Health Trust and the Royal Veterinary College, to explore the relationships between back shape, saddle fit, back movement and performance of the horse and rider. With the assistance of an enthusiastic and experienced volunteer fundraiser we hope to be able to secure the financial support we need to pursue these projects.”
If you have a passion for horses and a good working knowledge of fundraising and wish to be involved with making a real and long-term difference to the welfare and performance of riding horses globally the SRT would be delighted to hear from you.
Please contact Anne Bondi on 07775 912202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.