+++CANCELLED+++ Golf with equestrian stars, in aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust!

Wexford, Ireland

+++Important Note+++

The annual golf fundraiser in aid of the IHWT was cancelled by the organiser today, following the recent happenings and changes in protocols.

A sad moment and a big loss for the organisation, but a decision we all understand and support.

If you would like to support the Irish Horse Welfare Trust, please do so via their website https://ihwt.ie/donate/

Initial Release:

FormaHoof is giving you and a friend the opportunity to tee off and play a round of golf with equestrian stars Sam Watson and Michelle Kenny, in aid of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust!

The IHWT 4 Ball Golf Event takes place on the 4th of September 2020, in the stunning new venue of Coolattin Golf Club, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow and it is shaping up to be a day to remember.

Your team members for the day will be none other than Sam Watson – Eventing Team Silver Medallist from the 2018 World Equestrian Games and Michelle Kenny – Managing Director at River Lodge Equestrian and a talented rider who has competed to the highest level in both show jumping and eventing. You will get to enjoy the game of golf played in a spectacular setting, whilst having the opportunity to chat with Sam and Michelle as you spend an afternoon on the green, all in aid of a great cause.

The day includes golf for two, the opportunity to win prizes, welcome snack and 3 course dinner.

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust is auctioning this unique opportunity, with all proceeds going to assist them in their fantastic work in helping the plight of neglected horses in Ireland.

All measures according to the up to date HSE guidelines will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing guidelines with be adhered to with staggered tee off and mealtimes.
The auction is open to ROI residents only!

About IHWT

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Charity No. CHY14634 was established in 1999 and formally set up in 2001 to help the plight of neglected horses in Ireland and was Ireland’s largest dedicated equine charity.

It was established to provide a dedicated centre that is equipped for dealing with the rehabilitation and re-homing equines. We care for an average of 65 horses and ponies at our Equine Centre in Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow. In recent years we have had up to 100 rescue horses in care and the IHWT has become a specialist rehabilitation centre for Thoroughbred type horses.

At our Equine Centre we deal with many rescues most of which have suffered from severe neglect and cruelty. Our staff will work with local Gardai, NGO’s and Government authorities when necessary.

The cost of running IHWT is over €300,000 per annum so we rely on grants, fundraising and donations from members of the public to continue helping horses that have suffered. The length of rehabilitation of equines at IHWT will vary depending on injury and the condition of the horse/pony when they are rescued. IHWT has a huge rescue and re-homing success rate with hundreds of horses and ponies re-homed in Ireland, all who would have died through neglect if it had not been for intervention. In some cases, decisions have to be made to put an equine to sleep, in order to minimise an ongoing disease or serious complication.

We are grateful to the Department of Agriculture for an ex-gratia grant in 2019 of 75,000 and Horse Racing Ireland for a grant of 70,000.  This is essential support for our operations.

You can make a real difference by making a donation or by re-homing one of our rescues.

More information can be found on https://ihwt.ie