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Johnny Murtagh lends name to Golf Classic in aid of Irish Horse Welfare Trust

Top Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh

Top Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh has lent his name to the Annual Golf Classic organised by the Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) in order to help raise funds for the charity’s work rescuing and re-training horses in Ireland.

The Johnny Murtagh – IHWT Golf Classic 2010, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, will take place at Powerscourt Golf Club, in Enniskerry, County Wicklow.

Entry fees were reduced last year due to the economic crisis, to encourage people involved in previous years to continue their support on the charity’s most important fundraising event of the year. This year’s registration will stay at the reduced price of €700 per team.

“The IHWT Golf Classic has been such a successful and happy event over the past few years because of the continued support it has received,” says IHWT founder Sharon Newsome. “And we are very grateful that a top jockey such as Johnny Murtagh has kindly added his name to help us with the event this year.”

After the coldest winter in many years and due to the effects of the recession, the Irish Horse Welfare Trust has more demands than ever on its resources, including rising numbers of rescue cases involving neglected and abused equines.

The Golf Classic will start at 14.00 sharp, registration costs €700 per team – for teams of four players (men and/or women) – and the price includes golf, prizes and barbeque.

For further information and registration please contact Heather Osborne on 086 0864772 or 01-2863509.

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Charity No. CHY14634, was established in 1999 and gained charitable status in 2002. IHWT is involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of horses and ponies, as well as campaigning and promoting Equine Welfare Awareness and Education.

The IHWT farm in Woodenbridge is open to visitors on Saturday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm and also by appointment.

The IHWT is on Facebook and Twitter.

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