THE Irish equine sector has been called on to support a critical care response charity show which will be held this September at Clare Equestrian in Ennis.

Provisionally the date for the charity show event is September 17th and it is the brainchild of paramedic and horse rider Jess Parson, whose cousin Heather Hewitt lost her life in a tragic fatal accident in Galway while mounting a horse. The beloved daughter, wife and mother was buried recently in Britain by her devastated family.

The critical care response team includes the ambulance service, the helicopter service and the air ambulance service.

“I would like to bring awareness to the services, boost the morale within the service, use our social media platform and reach out to those of us who need the service as our sport is rural. The charity show will help us do that in a positive manner. I’m reaching out to our own industry to support a service which we all depend on.

“Our plan of action on the day is 15 showing classes, 10 dressage classes and 10 show jumping classes. At the end of the day, the overall club with the most points will be winners of the Heather Hewitt Memorial Cup, which her riding club and her husband Kieran will be presenting to the winners,” said Parsons who is expecting about 500 competitors to take part.

There has been a generous response to date from sponors and supporters to the charity show. There will be a bucket collection on the day in support of the critical care response services and a post-show cheque will be presented at a later date to representatives of the emergency services.

Any support from companies or individuals with vouchers, rugs, merchandise, or items for the raffle and auction would be much appreciated. There is also an opportunity for trade stands and brand/company signage to be erected at the show.

If you would like to help or get involved in support of this worthy cause, Jess Parsons can be contacted at 085166109.