Peter OSullevan CBE Gold Cup treat at Cheltenham
Peter OSullevan CBE will be presenting a replica
Gold Cup to Brooke Hospital for Animals supporter Mrs Fran Fuller
during the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham this month.
Fuller is fulfilling her lifelong ambition of riding around the
racecourse at Cheltenham with leading jockey Jim Culloty.
is doing this ride in support of the Brooke Hospital for Animals,
a British charity that is dedicated to improving the condition and
well being of working equines in parts of the developing world.
whose once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been arranged by BBC Radio
Gloucestershire, explains what this ride means to her: I have
been riding and going to the races since I was seven and even my
daughters middle name is Kerstin, named after the 1958 Gold
Cup winner. This is a dream come true but I also wanted to use this
opportunity to raise awareness about the work of the Brooke Hospital
and its efforts to alleviate the terrible suffering of working equines
presentation by Sir Peter will take place at midday on Wednesday
12th March by the Arkle statue above the Winners Enclosure
at Cheltenham Racecourse.
about his involvement, Sir Peter OSullevan said: "On
behalf of everyone at the Brooke I would like to congratulate Fran
on achieving her life's ambition of riding round the Gold Cup course.
This ride is a great way to highlight the charity's work and I am
delighted to be a part of it.
Gillespie, Managing Director at Cheltenham Racecourse, has generously
allowed the Brooke Hospital for Animals to use a tent by the Arkle
statue above the Winners Enclosure throughout Wednesday 12th
March to raise support, awareness and funds for its work.
more information please call Carol McKenna on 01962 793003 or 07979
805169 (during/after the festival please call Niki Austin, Brooke
PR, on 020 7968 0833 or 07884 435753).
are an estimated 30 million working equines worldwide. These animals
are usually the only source of income for their poverty-stricken
families and work under extreme conditions of heat, pain, exhaustion
and illness. The Brooke Hospital for Animals was founded in Egypt
in 1934 to improve the condition and well being of equine animals
overseas by providing free veterinary treatment for the working
horses, donkeys and mules of some of the poorest people in the world
and by advising and training their owners. It is the only organisation
dedicated to providing veterinary treatment for working equines,
alongside training owners, to bring about lasting change. It operates
in Egypt, Jordan, India and Pakistan.