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05 February,2019

The Funnells Lend Support To Charity

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund are delighted to welcome legendary equestrian names, William and Pippa Funnell as the latest high-profile Vice Presidents to lend their support to this small but significant Charity.

The couple based in Surrey, are both well-established professional riders with William, an international show jumping champion and Pippa awarded and MBE and Olympic event rider who also became the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam of eventing (with consecutive wins at Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley).

Pippa Funnell (GBR) & Sandman 7 – First Horse Inspection – Longines FEI European Eventing Championships – Blair Castle, Scotland – 09 September 2015

When asked why they were keen to support the Charity by formal association, Pippa said:

“William and I are both delighted to become Vice Presidents of MDRIF.   We are passionate about our lives with our equine friends but unfortunately accidents go with the industry. The work of MDIRF really can make a difference to supporting injured riders and their families to raising awareness and campaigning on safety issues within the industry.”

Pippa and William join other Charity VP’s, Founder of The Liverpool Horse Show & Bolesworth International Nina Barbour, ITN News presenter Alastair Stewart, International Showjumpers Scott Brash, Nick Skelton and Olympic eventer Gemma Tattersall

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund is the only UK Charity that doesn’t just help injured riders; it helps anyone injured in a horse related accident where no other help is readily available. The Charity relies entirely on donations and support from the equestrian community to continue their invaluable work.

For further information: www.mdirf.co.uk

Image Credits: Jon Stroud Media


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