Zara Tindall MBE has been appointed patron of the charity Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), which is dedicated to the welfare and retraining of retired racehorses.
A former three-day eventing world champion and Olympic silver medallist, Tindall, the daughter of the Princess Royal, has also had a long association with racing and is currently a director of Cheltenham Racecourse.
She said, “I am delighted to be joining Retraining of Racehorses as a patron. The charity's commitment to the wellbeing and retraining of retired racehorses resonates with my lifelong love for these magnificent animals. I look forward to working with RoR to promote their cause and help them to make a positive impact in the racing and equine communities.”
David Catlow, managing director of RoR, added, “We are thrilled that Zara has agreed to be our new patron. Her extensive experience in the equestrian world, coupled with her dedication to racing, make her an ideal advocate for our charity. Together, we aim to raise awareness, funding, and support to ensure that retired racehorses receive the care and opportunities they deserve.”
Present throughout Cheltenham's November meeting last weekend, Tindall was on hand to accept a cheque on behalf of RoR from Sir Martin Broughton, derived from the proceeds of his memoir, Whenever I Hear That Song.