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Draw the Line On Indiscriminate Equine Breeding

Celebrities support The British Horse Society in an attempt to Draw the Line on indiscriminate equine breeding

by Claire Ellis (BHS – Draw the Line)

Drawing the Line on Indiscriminate Equine Breeding

Drawing the Line on Indiscriminate Equine Breeding

The Draw the Line, campaign will encourage horse owners to think before you breed, and through increased education, awareness and castration programmes ensure fewer poor quality foals are bred and subjected to an uncertain, and often unpleasant future.

How would you like to showcase your star qualities with a walk on role in Martin Clunes’ highly popular TV series Doc Martin? Or how about having a once in a lifetime lesson with David Broome, or maybe a stunt riding session with the famous Les Amis?

These are just some of the unique and exciting lots that are up for auction with The British Horse Society (BHS), in a celebrity fuelled campaign to help put an end to the indiscriminate breeding of equines.

Donated auction items include …

  • A hand made rocking horse by the famous Stephenson Brothers, modelled on Lucinda Fredericks’ top eventer Headly Britannia which includes Brit’s own horse shoe and tail hair
  • Original artwork by many of the UK’s top artists including Malcolm Coward, John Tricketts and Sally Lancaster
  • A signed set of Frankie Detorri’s Godolphin racing silks
  • Ssigned pencil sketches by famous equestrians Lucinda Green and Kelly Marks and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh
  • Aa unique painting by Noel Edmunds.

Signed photographs, books and other memorabilia have been donated by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Helen Mirren, Zoe Wanamaker, Twiggy, Simon Cowell, Katherine Jenkins, Clare Balding and Piggy French.

BHS Draw the Line really is trying to offer something for everyone.

All donations can be seen on the BHS Drawing The Line news section, or to place a bid on any of the auction items please call Cheffins on 01223 213343.

For further information and photos, please contact: Claire Ellis, The British Horse Society …
email: c.ellis@bhs.org.uk Tel: 01926 707777


Comment by: Jill Mumford
May 31, 2011

Unwanted race horses in Ireland put down at alarming rate

I was very concerned to hear on a recent radio programme that there has been a sudden increase in the number of abattoirs in Ireland to put down unwanted race horses at an alarming rate. I believe 5 abattiors have been built in the last year.

How can this be monitored and regulated for yards to be managed more responsibly?