Gloucestershire based Tweenhills Farm and Stud have raised £11,000 for equine chairity Brooke - Action for Working Horses and Donkeys.
Tweenhills, and stud owner David Redvers, opened their doors for an afternoon featuring a spectacular parade of thoroughbred talent, including leading first season sire Havana Gold along with fellow stallions Hot Streak, Charm Spirit and Dunaden.
A gallery of images from the Mongol Derby 2016 and an exhibition by painter John Redvers, David’s father, was also on show as part of the day.
The day was rounded off with an afternoon tea and a silent auction, which provided the chance for the guests to win a box of Tweenhills’ famous Angus beef as well as two tickets and hospitality in a private box on the richest raceday staged in Britain, QIPCO British Champions Day held at Ascot in October.
Chair of the event committee, Mary Redvers said: “We are delighted to be supporting this charity, Brooke’s work is so vital to ensure that horses and donkeys working in some of the world’s harshest environments are better looked after. It was a beautiful day and we had over 200 people attending, which was just fantastic!”
The event ties in with Brooke’s current campaign, How The Other Horse Lives, which aims to highlight the stark differences between the daily lives of horses in the U.K. and those working horses and donkeys in developing countries.
Mary continued: “We are a family of horse lovers and the thought of these animals being mistreated is distressing.
"We’re glad Brooke is out there helping impoverished people to take better care of their horses and donkeys by ways of education and awareness.”
Tweenhills Farm and Stud, established in 1995, is situated on 750 acres in the Gloucestershire Vale and has long been regarded as one of the finest stock farms, having bred and raised many top class horses.
Its current residents include not only four stallions, but it is also home to an expanding band of beautifully bred broodmares owned by Qatar Bloodstock, including retired Group 1 winners Lightening Pearl and Just The Judge and their foals.
The money raised from Thursday’s event will help Brooke continue their work improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them.
To find out more about the How The Other Horse Lives campaign visit www.thebrooke.org/theotherhorse