MED Equus support the charity 'Vets with Horsepower'
2 years ago
The ‘VETs with Horsepower’ charity are a group of motorbiking senior level equine vets who go on motorbike tours delivering high level CPD to raise money for nominated charities each year. It was founded in 2010 by Professor Derek Knottenbelt, who set-up Equine Medical Solutions and consults at Glasgow University.
On one tour in 2011, they set out on a 1,200-mile marathon motorcycle journey to raise funds for the World Horse Welfare’s overseas charity work and the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad who are equipping an equine clinic in Mali.
It has since become an annual event, most recently in June 2018, they completed a huge 4,300 miles around the Arctic Circle in for charity. This is the eighth trip where the vets completed a 17-day trip across Scandinavia. On the team were:
Jessica Kidd, a freelance surgeon; Caroline Hahn, an equine neurologist at the University of Edinburgh; Sanne Wilminkwho works at Garston vets in Frome; Dr Deon van Tonder, a South African-based vet and Dietrich von Schwieinitz, an equine acupuncturist based in Guildford.
A total of £80,000 was raised for the three nominated charities, Saving the Survivors, which helps rhinos and other African animals suffering from poaching attacks; The Smile Train, which helps children with cleft paletes in poor countries and The Dakar Vet’s School, the school trains vets for the surrounding nine African counties and the money from the ride will provide essential equine teaching materials and equipment.
MED Equus would like to congratulate 'VETs with Horsepower' for all their hard work and are proud to be a sponsor. We would like to continue to support your worthy cause and dedicated team in the future.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/VetswithHorsePower/videos/687729458087369/ to find out more.
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