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HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of the British Festival of the Working Horse

He is seen here with Doug Joiner and (ex) apprentices Mike Paddock and Richard Eames with horses Ella and Dot in the garden of Clarence House in December 2010. We had just delivered the Clarence House Christmas Tree by horse drawn forwarder and then went in to enjoy a champagne reception to raise the profile and encourage support for the BFotWH.

The British Festival of the Working Horse is a company limited by guarantee established in England, company number 8015684 and a charity, number 1152668

Charitable objects <<click here>>

Registered office:

Hill Farm, Bosbury, Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1HE.

Phone +44 (0) 7773 900751

To contact the Chair of the board of Trustees and Directors and organiser of the British Festival of the Working Horse by email;

doug@britishfestivaloftheworkinghorse.co.uk

Trustees and Directors;

Doug Joiner

Ian Wilson

Bob Worton

Company Secretary;

Nick Lloyd

 

The BFotWH is a full member of FECTU

For more details visit their website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS

Mini Festivals:

Horticulture

17th May 2014.

Hosted by Daylesford Organics at Kingham, Gloucestershire, as part of their 'Summer Festival'

Forestry

18 to 20 September 2014

Hosted by the APF International Forestry Exhibition

Full Festival:

The British Festival of the Working Horse

4 to 5 June 2016

"Part demonstration, part competition and all celebration; it is not to be missed"

'Watch this space'

To sponsor BFotWH events <<click here>>

 

A new marque to identify products produced using working horses

An initiative to identify and promote the use of working horses

 

Breeding:

urgent changes needed

 

The Future:

Research , Economics, Welfare, Innovation and Training

Proposed ban on the use of working horses:

Read this and sign the petition

 

New 'Eq-wine' Vineyard Plough

A new British plough developed, tested and trialled in August 2013

 

 

 

 

 

"Seeing is Believing"

Is an initiative introduced by HRH The Prince of Wales. Real work with horses is demonstrated to key industry players and has a power to persuade that articles and media presentations could never have.

Used primarily to showcase the benefits of horse logging, the principles of "Seeing is Believing" underwrite all the British Festival of the Working Horse events.

 

Collaboration with Japan

In October 2013 the British Festival of the Working Horse visited Japan to further the existing collaboration with Japanese horse loggers, woodland owners, woodland managers and land managers.

For the story <<click here>>

 

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is the Patron of the British Festival of the Working Horse

He is seen here with a Percheron mare working in a timber forwarder at the 'Seeing is Believing' event in Ladock Woods

Are you interested in joining His Royal Highness in supporting the promotion of the use of working horses? <<click here>> to read about sponsorship packages and benefits

To sponsor BFotWH events <<click here>>

 

British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust

Review of Horse Logging in Wales

All horse loggers in Wales (and in the rest of the UK) please complete the questionnaire for this research project to gather information about horse logging in Wales (and in the whole of the UK)

For more information and access to the questionnaire

<<click here>>

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

The British Festival of the Working Horse Vineyard 'Mini Festival' 3rd to 6th May 2013

The European Horse Logging Championship 13th to 15th September 2012

The British Festival of the Working Horse 6th to 8th July 2012

"Part demonstration, part competition and all celebration; it is not to be missed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Living horse power is cheap and readily available. We can breed horses, without limit, without endangering the planet.

We know a lot about them and how to use them. They can pull things for us, carry us, help support our society, feed it and enable it to function. They can do so far better than they did in the past if we take advantage of some of the technical advances made in agriculture and machinery design.

They can be fed from our fields. They don't destroy the environment but enhance it. They create employment, not replace it.

They are a source of companionship in the workplace, a source of pride and pleasure when seen to be working to perfection in harmony with man and his surrounding.

Why on earth don't we use them?"

Charlie Pinney. 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

Major Sponsors of The British Festival of the Working Horse Events

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

The Oakdale Trust

Rod and Anne Gifford

Laurent Perrier Champagne

1 Anonymous Donor

 

Other Sponsors
in alphabetical order:

2 Anonymous Donors

The British Horse Loggers

Chloe Darling

Adam Hart-Davis

Heavy Horse World

Doug Joiner

Pete and Dawn Large

Gudrun Leitz

Charles Martell

To sponsor BFotWH events <<click here>>