Renowned equestrian specialist, Harry Hall, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting equine and animal charities by announcing Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines (SAFE) as its designated charity for 2024.

Having successfully raised over £30,000 for equine charities and good causes in the past five years, this declaration solidifies SAFE as the exclusive charity partner of Harry Hall for the upcoming 12 months.

Based in Bradford, the equestrian specialist plans to generate funds for SAFE through various channels. Contributions will be made for individuals joining its One Club membership, purchasing insurance policies, or shopping on HarryHall.com. Furthermore, the company will donate unsold clothing, horse equipment, and supplements to the charity. As an added initiative, Harry Hall will double one month’s total donation value on two occasions throughout the year to enhance the overall fundraising impact.

Established in 2014 by a dedicated group of horse-loving volunteers, SAFE’s mission is to assist abandoned or neglected horses and ponies, ensuring they are kept ‘SAFE’ from harm. The funds raised by Harry Hall will enable the charity to persist in rescuing horses and advocating for their welfare, with the ultimate goal of eliminating abandonment.

The selection of Harry Hall’s charity of the year 2024 involved an open vote on the company’s website, where equestrians chose from a shortlist of ten charitable organizations. SAFE emerged victorious, securing more than 16 per cent of the total vote.

Liz Hopper, Managing Director at Harry Hall, commented: “We are committed to supporting causes that are important to our One Club members, customers, and employees. Of the ten worthy charities shortlisted, SAFE won with the most votes from our equestrian community.

“We are excited to continue fundraising in 2024 for such a deserving charity that helps so many equines in need. Our love for horses extends far beyond our business, and we’re proud to be supporting another great cause this year – we can’t wait to get started with our fundraising efforts for SAFE.”

Noteworthy previous charity partners of Harry Hall include Riding for the Disabled, Hope Pastures, World Horse Welfare, The Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust, Safe Haven for Donkeys in Holy Land, Brooke – Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, and Prince Fluffy Kareem.

Alison, Trustee and Founder at SAFE, added: “When SAFE first started, it was with the aim to help a local herd of abandoned, neglected horses. Just a group of novice strangers who did not want to let this herd of horses suffer any longer. Sadly, that initial rescue opened our eyes to just how much cruelty and abandonment there is, and of course, we could not stop there!

“It has been a steep learning curve over the years. There have been many tears of frustration and loss but to see the horses we rescue recover and go on to live happy lives in their forever homes, makes it all worth it.

“For our small charity to grow from nothing to being able to not only be recognised alongside some major and very well-established and certainly worthy charities, but also go on to win the public vote is a dream come true. We are absolutely delighted and so grateful to Harry Hall and their followers and our own supporters for believing in us as a charity and giving us this wonderful opportunity to be their charity partner this year. Together we can do so much more.”

For additional details about Harry Hall’s charity of the year 2024, visit Harry Hall’s Charity Partnership Page https://harryhall.com/charity-partnership-donations.