Based in Woodenbridge, County Wicklow, the IHWT
rescues and tries to rehome horses of all shapes and sizes and has worked on retraining former racehorses in the past.
will promote as many events as possible on its website to encourage maximum participation.
Debbie Johnson, spokesperson for the IHWT
, said: "Having him here acting as our flagship has opened so many doors.
director Sharon Newsome said the trade in live horses must be stopped.
Jane Myerscough, chairwoman of IHWT
, says: "Moscow Flyer became an integral part of our charity's team, making many public appearances as our equine ambassador, championing our call for improved equine welfare in Ireland.
Last June, she and fellow IHWT
member Evelyn Branagh made submissions about the scandal to members of a Dail Agriculture Committee.
The first IHWT
auction, in 2005, raised EUR170,000 and helped the organisation buy a new home in Woodenbridge, County Wicklow, where it now cares for more than 60 equines.
After the coldest winter in many years and due to the effects of the recession, the IHWT
has more demands than ever on its resources, including rising numbers of rescue cases involving neglected and abused horses.
Sharon Newsome, co-founder of the IHWT
, explained: "Companies will pay an annual membership of EUR250 a year to be included in our Open Welfare Register, available for all to see on our new website www.ihwt.ie, and in return they will avail of our ethical stamp Welfare Aware.
is Ireland's leading equine welfare charity, and rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes neglected or abused horses and ponies, caring for around 50 in total.
VISITS to Ballydoyle and Coolmore that money could not normally buy will be sold today, when the first deadline of a charity internet auction on behalf of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT
) passes, writes Jon Lees.
For fundraising with a difference, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust has launched an internet auction at ihwt
.ie/auction, where around 180 items include racecourse packages, hotel and holiday breaks and visits to top racing yards.