Charity targeted by thieves seeks tack donations

Thieves sadly recently broke into a Kent-based yard belonging to Team Tutsham, a registered charity that works with children from a variety of backgrounds to teach them riding and life skills, and stole almost all of the charity’s tack.

Dressage rider Dan Watson, who with his ride Amadeus is on the British Nations Cup team, is appalled by the theft, and says Team Tutsham works tirelessly to give under-privileged children a leg up in life. “The charity gives the children it works with stability and support to grow and gain confidence through equine-related activities. Some of these kids have already flourished to pastures new. If anyone has any spare tack or equipment that would help them to get back to normality, please donate, as it would give the charity and the kids a huge boost. Please call Maxine Buckby on 07971 298337 if you can donate any tack, especially saddles,” advises Daniel, an ambassador for the charity.