Beginning with this year’s season, hunter/jumper show management company Camelot Events will send a percentage of each competition’s profits to JustWorld International.
JustWorld funds programs throughout the world to help impoverished children in developing countries with education, vocational training, health care, hygiene and nutrition. Through its programs and schools it takes children away from garbage dumps and begging on the streets, and it gives them education and life skills to succeed and thrive in their communities.
Jump For A JustWorld is a way for the equestrian community to help children around the globe. Shows such as The Hampton Classic and The Winter Equestrian Festival are planning fundraising events, while rider/ambassadors like Francie Steinwedell-Carvin, Erin Duffy and Eric Lamaze are doing their part to promote this very worthy cause.
In addition to sending a percentage of each show’s profits to JustWorld, Camelot Events is asking exhibitors to voluntarily contribute $2 per horse to help these starving children. According to Camelot chief Raizy Goffman, “If you saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire recently, you viewed the conditions that these children are living in and how badly they are taken advantage of. We are so lucky in so many ways. If we can help the world’s impoverished children while ours have so much, we should!”
Camelot is eagerly looking forward to the 2009 show season. This year Camelot Events is holding nine weekends of shows at its home base – Camelot Riding Club, while two Camelot Event Shows will be held for the first time at the McCoy Equestrian Center in Chino Hills. The Camelot Classic, with all its medal finals and special events, will be held once again in Santa Barbara. The Autumn Jubilee will move to the week before Thanksgiving at Industry Hills Expo Center.
For show schedules and more information please visit www.camelotevents.com.