Following the devastating outbreaks in Spain of the neurological form of EHV-1 that has impacted horses in 10 countries in mainland Europe, many athletes and owners are facing severe financial hardship due to the costs of emergency veterinary treatment for their horses during the crisis.
In order to provide financial assistance for those affected, an EHV Relief Fund was created by Emile Hendrix, Peter Charles and Frederick Goltz, which has the support of the FEI, European Equestrian Federation, International Jumping Riders Club, Jumping Owners Club and Equestrian Organisers. In addition, Riders Help Riders, the fundraising campaign set up by German event organiser and sports marketer Axel Milkau, has joined forces with the Fund. Collectively, this group have set themselves up as the Sponsors of the Fund.
Should you wish to submit a request for financial support from the EHV Relief Fund then please carefully read the Guidelines outlining eligibility criteria for reimbursement and fill out the application form.
For members of the community wishing to contribute to the EHV Relief Fund, donations can be paid directly to the dedicated bank account that has been set up through the FEI:
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Place St-François 14
1003 Lausanne - Switzerland
Account holder: Federation Equestre Internationale
IBAN: CH72 0076 7000 E536 6418 5
Account: E 5366.41.85 EUR
A total of €250,000 has already been pledged to the Fund, including monies committed by the Sponsors, other donors, and the very successful fundraising effort already undertaken by the Riders Help Riders team. The Sponsors have created an oversight committee to manage distribution of the funds and are committed to full transparency.
For any questions regarding the EHV Fund, pleased send an email to EHVRelief@FEI.org.