Land Rover Horse of the Year is putting its best foot forward this year to raise vital funds for spinal injury sufferers.
Auction item proceeds from the event’s Equestrian Sports NZ hall of fame cocktail evening this Thursday will go directly to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust, to support pioneering laboratory research aimed at getting paralysis sufferers out of their wheelchairs and back on their feet.
Spinal injuries affect a number of horse riders every year in New Zealand.
Latest ACC statistics showing the cost and number of compensation claims for horse riding injuries has increased since 2012, with claims totalling more than $20 million for the year ending June 2017.
Photo: Richie McCaw says he’s seen people’s lives change in an instant due to a spinal injury. Photo / Paul Taylor
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Posted: 14 March 2019