The Foundation is very grateful to the following for their fund raising efforts and donations - Pauline and Linzi Wright organised a Horse Show at Murmill Equestrian Centre, raising over £2,000 for the Charity – we would like to thank their team for all their hard work and support in Scotland.
(PHOTO OF ANDREW WRIGHT presenting cheque to Emile)
Thank you to Charlotte Wickington for the second year running and raising over £2,000 at her Christmas Ball she organised at the Felbridge Hotel in East Grinstead – very grateful to Charlotte and her team !!!
Thank you to Sarah Fiton from Ryders’Farm in Manchester for organised a Hoe Down at her yard and raising £2,300 for us. A number of our projects ride at Ryders’ Farm and Sarah was one of the first yards to take one of our projects ten years ago !!
Also thank you to everyone who helps to sponsor and donate to all our events!
The Foundation is always very grateful to anyone who feels they can organise an event for us …….!
MASQUERADE CHARITY BALL - held in November at the stunning Ashdown Park Hotel was a wonderful night . Our guests enjoyed a lovely meal, fabulous live entertainment and danced the night away in this beautiful setting. Our Auction was a great success and the Raffle which had wonderful prizes has helped to boost funds and we are still counting ….hope to be near £9,000!! Thank you to all our sponsors of prizes including– Lydia Kernain, Sally Martin, Annabel Brocks , Mr and Mrs Maxted, The Household Mounted Cavalry, John Sankey Furniture Makers, Clare Jenne, Craig Payne Photography, Albion Saddlery, HairColourClinic, Fletcher & Newman Ltd – Furniture and Piano Stools, Ashdown Park Hotel & Spa, Exclusively Equestrian, Dressage Anywhere and Andrew & Kym Merrit for sponsoring our Champagne Reception. This is such a great event we will be holding it again next year – November 26th provisional date !!! if you missed this year don’t miss next one as its our 10th Anniversary !!
STRICTLY COME DRESSAGE – held in October attracted many entries of such a high standard – costumes were amazing and made it very difficult for our judges to decide. Entertainment was provided by the Horsemen of the Knight stunt riders and it was a fun afternoon for everyone. Our overall Champion was Amy Widdows with Hortons Pink Rose with her Snowman routine, but we feel everyone who took part was a winner .
Thank you to our sponsors Mary MacKay , Four Elms Day Nursery, Juliet and Dominic Langdon Down, Belinda Wilkins, Frogpool Manor Saddlery, Local Rider Magazine and Diva Bridles! And to Ian and Vicky Winfield and their team for making the day run so smoothly and providing such a fabulous venue!
Photo is of our junior champion Lucy with Emile!
Midsummers’ Garden Party at Pashley Manor in September was a lovely evening with nearly 70 guests. Over £5000 was raised during the evening through a Auction of Promises which included Art and many other lovely donated prizes. Thank you to all our sponsors of prizes and Mr and Mrs Sellick and her team for making it such a great evening!
PRESS RELEASE - THE EMILE FAURIE FOUNDATION
MY LIFE – NEVER GIVE UP, FEBRUARY 17th 2016 CBBC 5.10pm
This programme will be immediately available on catch up TV for those that miss the screening. The programme follows one of the Foundations pupils K. K lives in Salford, Manchester in an area known for having significant social challenges. In addition to growing up in an under privileged environment K suffers from ADHD and has been excluded from school for the last four years.
Two years ago K made contact with horses at Ryders’ Farm and found his sanctuary. He immediately bonded with the horses and was encouraged to approach the Emile Faurie Foundation for funding to support his dream of riding.
The programme makers visited the stables and immediately noticed Kand were so taken by his story and the passion he has developed they wanted to showcase the progress that this lad had made and the difference the Foundation has made to this one life.
The programme includes filming K at Emile’s yard and spending time with Emile; he even had the opportunity to ride one of his horses! The programme highlights Emile speaking about the effect contact with horses has on these young peoples’ lives and how it makes a real difference to their self-esteem, confidence and connection to the world.
The Foundation continues to work hard to help and try to enrich these childrens’ lives through contact with horses.
Hi, Mary-anne here with my reporters hat on :)