Olympic rider to raise awareness of charity’s horse welfare work
Mary King is "thrilled" to take on her ambassador role at Blue Cross.
Mary King has become the first equine ambassador for Blue Cross.
The charity has two equine welfare centres in Staffordshire and Oxfordshire where mistreated and unwanted horses are rehabilitated and rehomed.
Mary King recently supported the Blue Cross National Equine Welfare Survey and aims to raise the profile of the charity’s equine welfare work.
King, a champion Event rider, has represented Great Britain at six olympics; winning team silver in 2004 and 2012, and team bronze in 2008. In addition, King has won the Badminton horse trials twice, team gold at two world equestrian games, and four team golds at the European eventing championships.
King has also ridden a rehabilitated Blue Cross horse, ‘Sheridan’, around the renowned course at Badminton horse trials, albeit not over any cross country jumps.
Commenting on her new ambassador position, King said: “I am truly thrilled to take on the role of equine ambassador for Blue Cross. I have immense respect for their welfare and rehoming work and hope that I will be able to help raise their profile in many ways.”
Blue Cross are currently running their Christmas Dinner Project which aims to provide animals in their care with a hearty Christmas dinner. To donate £1 to help fill a food bowl, please visit this link.