22-25 July 2010
- 22-25 July 2010
Under Privileged Children Visit the GCT.
Release date: 01/01/1970
Equidia, the company responsible for broadcasting all Pari-Mutual races in France, sponsored a visit by 50 under privileged children to the GCT. The children were taken on a tour of the stables before being given lunch and going to watch the jumping.
During the tour they met European Champion Kevin Staut, watched the farrier at work and saw how the grooms cared for the equine athletes. Most popular was meeting one of the horses, who was very happy to be patted and fed carrots! The Secouris Populaire France is a leading nationwide charity that works with the under privileged in general and they selected the children from the locality and provided the supervisors. The GCT and Jumping Chantilly were very happy to help bring the beauty of equestrian sport into the wider community and involved children who might otherwise miss out on the spectacle.