Dressage rider runs London Marathon

By: Horse Deals

Dressage rider runs London Marathon
Daniel Timson in action with Feinethyme
Internationals dressage rider Daniel Timson is preparing to run the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in aid of Spinal Research.
Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity, funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.
Daniel aims to raise £1,600 for this special charity.
"I am very proud to be running the 2010 London Marathon for Spinal Research," said Daniel. "As a professional rider I am fully aware of the dangers involved with horse riding and consider myself very fortunate to have been able to walk away from previous falls. I feel very privileged to be able to represent Spinal Research whilst running the London Marathon and by doing so, raising money that will help them with their ongoing work."
Isabel Robinson from Spinal Research said: "Horse riders love what they do, but riding is a high risk sport and accidents do happen. The charity Spinal Research launched its Saddle Up campaign specifically for horse riders who want to give something back to their sport and help those that haven’t been so lucky. The charity doesn’t receive any government funding so we rely on our fantastic supporters such as Daniel to help raise vital funds for our research into spinal cord repair."

In 2008 Daniel helped to raise £25,000 for Spinal Research when he rode in a charity horse race at Goodwood, West Sussex.

To sponsor Daniel visit: www.danieltimson.co.uk.