Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) has announced a host of celebrity support for this year’s week of action against the infectious disease, plus an incredible opportunity to win a horse and rider prize bundle worth over £,6000.

Event riders William Fox-Pitt and Lucinda Green, dressage rider Richard Davison and equestrian influencer Riding with Rhi are working with the SAW collaboration this year to help inspire horse owners to adopt practical, routine steps that offer their horses effective protection against Strangles.

SAW is co-ordinated by a team of eminent equine welfare organisations, research institutes and companies, and in 2024 they are calling on the equestrian community to give their horses the BEST protection from Strangles:

•            Boost immunity by vaccinating against Strangles

•            Educate yourself and others

•            Separate new horses

•            Temperature check routinely

Each of the high-profile riders has worked with the collaboration to produce videos shining a spotlight on an element of the BEST actions. William Fox-Pitt, who is helping promote the importance of temperature checking routinely, said: “I am supporting Strangles Awareness Week because I would love to see us prevent more horses from experiencing this horrible disease by doing the BEST we can for our horses.”

During the week, horse owners will need to visit the Strangles Awareness Week webpage, www.redwings.org.uk/strangles/strangles-awareness-week, and correctly answer questions relating to the four BEST actions to be in with a chance of winning the prize bundle, for both horse and rider, worth over £6,000.

The bundle, made up of over 40 individual prizes, includes £250 Spillers feed vouchers, £250 Equilibrium vouchers, a body protector and riding helmet from Champion, a full outfit worth £300 from Toggi, showjumps and poles from Red Bear Equestrian, an exercise sheet from Equidry, an enrichment bundle from Horselyx plus treats for the rider too with jewellery from Hi-Ho silver and a three-month subscription to Forelock and Fringe subscription boxes.

A full list of the prizes included will be found on the Strangles Awareness Week webpage. The competition will open on 6th May 2024 and close on 12th May 2024. Entrants must be residents of the UK and aged 18 and over, and full terms and conditions of the prize draw will also be found on the SAW competition page.

Lydia Duce, Campaigns Manager at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, who heads up the Strangles Awareness Week collaboration, said: “We are so grateful to William, Lucinda, Richard and Rhi for voicing their support for SAW, and their time helping us to promote the BEST actions. As equestrians who strive for the best for their horses, they are hugely valuable voices to help show how we can all reduce the risk that Strangles poses to our horses and yards.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the brands who have supported our prize draw. With such a huge prize to be won, we would encourage every horse owner to get involved, get to know their BEST actions, incorporate these into your horse’s care, and take back control against this devastating disease.”

For more information about Strangles Awareness Week 2024 please visit www.redwings.org.uk/strangles/strangles-awareness-week

Please follow and like us:

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.