'Canter for a Cure' in aid of training medical detection dogs

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Horse riders from across the UK will be getting the wind in their manes to raise money for life-saving dogs this summer, by taking part in ‘Canter for a Cure’ in aid of the charity Medical Detection Dogs.

The popular event will take place on Saturday, 29 June with the course starting at the Milton Keynes Eventing Centre in Buckinghamshire.

Runners and riders will enjoy a beautiful 12-mile cross country ride with optional jumps at the end. All sponsorship money raised will go to Medical Detection Dogs.

For over 10 years the charity has been training medical alert assistance dogs and bio- detection dogs to save lives using their amazing sense of smell. 

Canter for a Cure started supporting Medical Detection Dogs five years ago. In addition to her great love of dogs CEO Claire Guest is a keen rider and felt confident that the riding community would get behind the cause.

Claire says: “We are thrilled with the number of people that take part and we are thankful for their support. The money raised makes a real difference to our world-leading research and allows us to continue training dogs to use their wonderful noses to detect a range of conditions and diseases.

“We love watching people have a great time and are very much looking forward to the novel costumes that are worn by rider and sometimes horse in support of the event.”

Find out more and register your interest here

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