The Emile Faurie Foundation, a charity that reaches out to underprivileged children started up by top International Rider and Trainer, Emile Faurie, has been announced as the official charity for Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2016, running from 13-19 December.
Founded in 1996, The Emile Faurie Foundation funds disadvantaged children living in inner cities and remote areas of the UK to have access to riding lessons and contact with horses. The charity was started as a way to remove one of the barriers to a sport that can enrich the lives of everyone who participates. The Emile Faurie Foundation offers courses that not only teach riding but help develop essential life skills such as boosting self-esteem, responsibility and discipline.
Emile Faurie said: “In 2016, our foundation will be celebrating its tenth anniversary, so we are thrilled we can finish off the year being part of Olympia Horse Show, as it’s one of the world’s iconic equestrian events. I’ve seen first-hand how much the charity can improve young people’s lives after being given the opportunity to ride and experience the joy and fulfilment of riding. It’s so crucial we are able to continue raising enough funds to reach out to more disadvantaged children, and give them a new exciting opportunity that could help turn their life around.”
Olympia organisers are delighted to be able to support The Emile Faurie Foundation as it is a charity with a purpose close to the hearts of many equestrian fans who visit Olympia, The London International Horse Show.
Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward, said: “The Emile Faurie Foundation is a great charity that offers a golden opportunity to children who wouldn’t usually be able to participate in equestrian activities. The work it does has a proven positive impact on a child’s life. We hope that their involvement with Olympia Horse Show will help them with their vitally needed fundraising and give them further recognition.”
The charity will be given a high profile on all material produced by Olympia Horse Show this year, together with a presence on the website, in the show programme and branding at the event. They will also have a bucket collection and hospitality opportunities and will receive 50p for every seat sold on the Thursday 15th December afternoon performance.
Olympia, The London International Horse Show is a highly-anticipated event and the climax of the 2016 equestrian sporting calendar, as competitors look to end the Olympic year in style. The Show will again play host to three FEI World Cup™ events in driving, dressage and show jumping, all of which are expected to feature the World’s top ranked athletes. For seven days, the world’s best equestrian stars will compete at the iconic Kensington Olympia venue at the height of the Christmas festivities.
To find out how to donate to The Emile Faurie Foundation or to purchase tickets, please visit www.olympiahorseshow.com or telephone box office on 0871 230 5580.
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