The Free Spirit Horse Memorial Project, a charity which acknowledges the horse’s unfaltering service to mankind throughout history, has been announced as the official equestrian charity of Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018.
The project has been created to raise funds for a memorial to the horse named The Free Spirit Horse Memorial, which will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and will be unveiled in 2018 to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The memorial will be accessible to able bodied and disabled, providing a tactile as well as a visual experience, with seating for reflection and contemplation, information plaques in braille for those who are visually impaired, Makaton symbols and dyslexia approved font to aid communication. This accessibility was of paramount importance to the project organisers as it mirrors the horse, who does not judge but treats and respects each person as an individual, bringing together all members of the community without prejudice.
The horse has been, and continues to be, a strong, loyal and dedicated companion through war, industry, sport and therapy and the Free Spirit Horse Memorial aims to pay tribute to this honourable and emotive creature.
Visit The Free Spirit Horse Memorial Project trade stand during the Show for further information or go to www.freespiritmemorial.co.uk.
Royal Windsor Horse Show is proud to support the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity as our military Show charity.
The ABF give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. They make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.
The ABF will be running a collection on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show and any donations will be gratefully received.
Visit ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s website for more information.
The RWHS Equestrian Charity for 2018 will be announced shortly.