Numerous Australian equestrians, and eventers in particular, now live outside of Australia in order to further their competitive careers. They, along with the wider international equestrian community, have a huge desire to support their fellow horsemen and horsewomen in Australia who may have been affected by the bushfire disaster that continues to unfold.
In support, Eventing Riders Association of Great Britain (ERA of GB) has organized fundraising efforts — an Online Auction and the Australia Day Lecture Demo Day — with proceeds to be split between three charities: Blaze Aid, a volunteer-based organization that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters; Buy a Bale, which provides feed, water, volunteers, financial assistance and other resource to Australia’s rural communities and farmers; and Equestrian Fire Relief Australia (EFRA), which was launched to support the Australian equestrian community affected by the 2019-2020 summer bush fires.
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Article written by: Leslie Wylie