All roads lead to Fairyhouse today for The HAY “How Are Ya” Campaign Mares Maiden Hurdle with the race jumping off 2:53pm. What a gesture from Peter, Gillian and the team to support the #HAYHowAreYa Campaign and equestrian mental health in Ireland.
The team at Fairyhouse and myself are delighted to support Hay “How are ya” campaign by naming a race on Wednesday the 25th of January to promote the cause. The concept of simply contacting some of our friends to see how they are deserves huge support. Everyone likes to feel loved & wanted & your call could make the difference. – Peter Roe – General Manager Fairyhouse Race Course.
It has been amazing to watch the whole equestrian community come together and show support for this campaign. To see everyone across all sectors united due to the work of the grassroots gazette and Shane Rooney is something I will remember forever more. A massive thanks has to go to fairy house racecourse and of course those who have sponsored best turned out prizes for the grooms in charge who work so tirelessly to keep our sport at the top on a world stage said Brendan Murphy Chief Equine Strategist at The Grassroots Gazette.
We are delighted to announce that Gud Gut Equine supplements, Boomerang and have come aboard to sponsor best turned out in all races at Fairyhouse Racecourse today 😀 🏇.
Our community is united again shown by the additional sponsored prizes for the HAY “How Are Ya” Mares Maiden Hurdle there are extra prizes from Carr & Day & Martin, Foran Equine and our friends at EquiEire. Hope everyone has a great day and we will see ye there 😀.
Gud Gut Equine said this was a fantastic initiative, and they were delighted to come on and sponsor the best turned out for all the races on the card and give something back to the stable staff who are the heart of racing community.
For the groom that wins the best turned out the prize will include a session with www.AHEADFORHORSES.com Sports Psychology and Mindset for Riders & Equestrians. Working through whatever challenges YOU bring to the table, with YOU and for YOU.
Jacqueline Murphy of Ahead For Horses explains “The winning groom will explore performance coaching in or out of the saddle to learn mental skills to help with any area they would like help with from Confidence, Focus, Motivation, Emotions, Reactions, Mindfulness, and Resilience to career planning or Goal setting.” “Those of us who have worked in racing are familiar with how much time, attention and dedication we give to the horses and how little we give to ourselves. The HAY campaign is a good chance for us all to help each other and that starts with taking some time and space for ourselves.”
They will also walk away with a €100 voucher for www.BOOMERANG.ie to spend on one of their premium brands including Samshield, Equiline, Kentucky, Pikeur, Kingsland, Ariat, PC Racewear, Adamsbros and Schockemohle.
Emma owner and Founder of Sustainable Irish Equestrian Clothing brand EquiEire said “It is an amazing initiative by Shane Rooney and The Grassroot Gazette. Equieire is delighted to support and promote mental health awareness, as it contributes to the overall well-being of the people who work in our industry. Hopefully, the campaign will encourage our people to ask for support when needed.