Horse Racing stars unite to support NHS

News | 8th April 2020

Leading jockeys, Olympic riders and celebrities have shown their support for a major fundraising initiative, ‘Equestrian Relief’, which will see donations going directly to support the efforts of the wonderful work being carried out by the NHS.

Leading names are all showing their support including racing legends Sir AP McCoy and Frankie Dettori alongside two Eventing World Champions Ros Canter and Zara Tindall.Each day two members of each team will take part in a daily challenge.

The five challenges, which are: On the Gallops, Plankety Plank, Horse Drawn, Showstopper and Dark Horse will test our riders skills physically, creatively and artistically. The challenges are available to view here

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Team Dressage: Richard Davidson (Capt), Toni Terry, Carl Hester, Sarah Higgins and Gareth Hughes

Team Eventing: Zara Tindall (Capt), Ben Hobday, Oliver Townend, Alex Hua Tian and Ros Canter

Team Showjumping-North: Will Whitaker (Capt), Ellen Whitaker, Anthony Condon, Geoff Billington and Harry Charles

Team Showjumping-South: Jay Halim (Capt),  Scott Brash, Daisy Bunn, Shane Breen and Jess Mendoza

Team Racing: Mike Bushell (Capt), A P McCoy, Frankie Dettori, Oli Bell and Rachel Lugo

Much more will be revealed over the coming days so make sure you join in the fun at 7.00pm each evening from Monday, 6 April to Monday, 13 April where daily highlights will be broadcast across all the Liverpool International Horse Show channels and all info can be found at 

The campaign will also be launching a charity auction On Monday, 6 April with a host of ‘money can’t buy’ experiences up for grabs! Bid for the chance to get one on one with some of our equestrian celebrities for an exclusive Q&A session online, go behind the scenes with ITV racing, or even bid for a round of golf with Sir AP McCoy and Oli Bell.

Frankie Dettori said: “I am super excited to announce that I will be taking part in Plankety Plank and Bake Off Easter Showstopper all in aid of Equestrian Relief. It is going to be great fun, however we are all very competitive so I can’t wait to get started – so please make sure you support us!”

To donate and for details of the Equestrian Relief campaign visit