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Princess Anne receives horse welfare award

The Princess Royal has been awarded the 2014 British Equine Veterinary Association Welfare Award which is in recognition of her commitment and passion to horse welfare.

The Princess is the patron of many horse welfare organisations and charities.

The Princess is patron of many horse welfare organisations and charities.

The 53nd BEVA Annual Congress was held in Birmingham last Thursday, and the Queen’s Daughter was presented the award by Blue Cross Chairman Zair Berry.

One of Princess Anne’s passions is horses, from horse racing to the welfare and wellbeing of the animals. Her Royal Highness is currently the President or Patron of many equestrian organisations and the Welfare Award recognises this.

In her career, the Princess has been responsible for helping introduce guidelines to protect the welfare of horse. She is one of the people responsible for the introduction of the National Equine Welfare Protocol

This is the 14th time the Welfare award has been presented after it was introduced in 2000 in partnership with Blue Cross, a leading pet charity.

Blue Cross Chairman Zair Berry, who presented the award to Anne. said “the Princess Royal has championed the cause of horse welfare for many years and is a strong unifying voice for the industry. I am proud to be able to present Her Royal Highness with the BEVA Welfare Award 2014 and offer many congratulations.”

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