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Equine students raise funds for Air Ambulance NI

May 3, 2021

Second year students at Enniskillen Campus, studying on the City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma are required to organise an equine event as part of their course. The students spotted an opportunity to organise a virtual dressage competition, to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. The event raised £1412.18 for Air Ambulance NI. 

The event

The event was held during December and January, but not even the challenging weather deterred the committed competitors. The competitors completed some lovely tests and submitted their videos for judging by Faith Ponsonby BHSI and Mark Robinson BHSI, who kindly volunteered their services in aid of Air Ambulance NI.

Special thanks

CAFRE students would like to acknowledge and thank event sponsors; Charles Owen, Kyra Griffin Photographer, Bellisle Equestrian, SMCG Equestrian, Castle Irvine, Patches Equine Laundry, Omagh Equestrian, Homestead Saddlery, McCullough’s Feeds, Irish Equine Rehabilitation Centre, Jump Time, RDA Coleraine, Meadows Equestrian Centre, and Botanica NI.

CAFRE Equine Lecturer Jenny Richardson, Air Ambulance NI representative Damien McAnespie (Area Fundraising Manager for Tyrone and Fermanagh), Head of Equine, Seamus McAlinney, and Level 3 students Nadia Scanlon, Islandmagee, Beth O’Leary, Derry/Londonderry, Lucy Donaldson, Belfast.

Air Ambulance NI representative Damien McAnespie (Area Fundraising Manager for Tyrone and Fermanagh), receiving cheque for over £1400 from CAFRE Head of Equine, Seamus McAlinney, CAFRE Equine Lecturer Jenny Richardson, and Level 3 Year 2 students