Duchess of Cornwall supports HOOF

By: Horse Deals

Duchess of Cornwall supports HOOF
Duchess of Cornwall supports HOOF
The Duchess of Cornwall chose a British Equestrian Federation-supported charity as her first appointment since breaking her leg just two weeks ago.
Hosting a lunch at Clarence House on Wednesday 21 April for supporters of the Ebony Horse Club, of which she is president, Her Royal Highness apologised for her diminished stature and joked, "I’m afraid your patron hasn’t got a leg to stand on."
The Duchess, a patron of the BEF continued, "I could not be more thrilled that these two very special organisations are working so closely together – to help Ebony realise its dream of building a riding centre in south London – and that this remarkable project will form part of the equestrian community’s London 2012 Olympic Legacy."
The club provides riding and stable management lessons to help improve the life skills, education and attainment of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people growing up in Brixton by providing access to riding and mentoring.
Through the HOOF Ride London project, the BEF has pledged some £200,000 towards the club and in addition helped in the arrangements for the reception at Clarence House that included current supporters and potential new donors from business, media and equestrian sectors as Ebony Horse Club bids to raise £1.7million to build a stables and educational facility in the heart of Brixton.
Clare Balding, Jemma Kidd, Dane Rawlins, Emile Faurie, representatives from the Warwickshire Hunt and horse breeders were among those present at the lunch.