American Friends of the Brooke is the official charity of this year’s Fork International Horse Trials being held in Norwood, NC.
The four day event is expected to further enhance awareness about the charity’s mission to help working horses, donkeys and mules across the world.
Fork Farm owners Jim and Bernadette hosteda launch event in October 2011 and since then, the charity’s popularity has grown.
“We are delighted Jim and Bernadette invited us to attend this wonderful event, and are very thankful for their continued support” said Brooke Chief Executive, Petra Ingram, who will attend the four-day trials.
“American Friends of the Brooke is a relatively new member of the Brooke family but we have already received great feedback and are excited about sharing our work with everyone that attends this week,” she said.
“Last year, thanks to support from around the world, we reached over 1.1 million horses, donkeys and mules, and as a result more than six million people across the developing world benefitted from our work. This year we are looking to reach 1.4 million working animals.”
Chair of the Board, David Jones, director of the North Carolina Zoological Park, said: “Working horses and donkeys are some of the most overlooked animals in the world.
They’re rarely included in transport or development policy, yet these animals are vital to people’s livelihoods.”
“There is so much vital work still to do to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules,” said David. “We really want people in the US to learn more about this remarkable organization.”