Chilcotin Mountain Horse Trek Challenge
British Columbia, Canada
I saw an editorial in one of our Equestrian trade magazines seeking
PIONEERS ! Intrigued I rang for details and discovered an opportunity
to help a charity for which I have always had a soft spot- Guide Dogs
for the Blind Association. Further enquiries now mean that I am to
embark on a very challenging trek through the Columbian mountains.
Amenities will be basic and we will have to carry everything needed
for the entire trek on packhorses.
before that I have to raise a considerable sum of money for the
guide dogs. It costs £10 per day to train and support a Guide
dog partnership all from voluntary contributions. There are over
5000 guide dog partnerships in the UK as well as the other services
provided to visually impaired people. All the money I raise for
the challenge will go to the charity. (Only 4p in the £ is
taken for administration)
I am doing several fundraising events including a sponsored ride
and a dog show. This is hard work but very rewarding.
I have a third part to the challenge. Being well into middle age
I had not ridden for a number of years, so I am busily getting riding
fit again on my elderly Exmoor mare. Hopefully it will improve both
our waistlines !!.
Many of our Equestrian wholesalers have been extremely generous
and have donated some lovely prizes. In order to give more people
the opportunity to win I have arranged an Internet draw. To be eligible,
for every pound donated to http://www.justgiving.com/hilarytrek
your name will be entered once into the draw. (i.e. £1 = one
chance £5 = five chances etc.) After donating just email your
name & email address or telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
so that I can contact you if you should win. This is necessary,
as justgiving are not allowed to pass on personal details. I can
assure you that this information will not be used for any other
PRIZE is a handmade top quality bridle made to measure for your
horse. It will be crafted from finest English leather to the highest
standards by a qualified saddler who specialises in bespoke bridles.
These bridles are normally in excess of £120.
prizes include:- Thorowgood brushing boots, Puffa single sling &
cool rider bags plus a selection of products from NikWax and FlyAway.
There is also a Troxel Spirit helmet and Protective Exercise boots
from NEW. Stud Muffins have also donated some prizes and Weatherbeeta
have given a Dublin waistcoat. The date for the draw will be announced
shortly but we hope it will be by the end of June and all these
and others must be won!
feel free to email the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association or me
if you would like to know more about the trek or the wonderful work
that they do.