Brooke ambassadors Charlotte Dujardin and Alice Oppenheimer

Dressage riders and Brooke ambassadors Charlotte Dujardin and Alice Oppenheimer are supporting the charity’s emergency appeal to help “desperate animals in need” amid the Covid-19 crisis in India.

The charity has launched an appeal to raise £100,000 to support communities and the working horses, donkeys and mules affected by the pandemic.

“The country hit a record 414,188 new infections on 7 May and some states have imposed lockdown restrictions. As the pandemic rages on, loyal working animals are carrying essential supplies of food and water to keep their communities going and it’s vital they are kept healthy if their owners are to recover from the economic and health impacts of this crisis,” said a Brooke spokesman.

Charlotte Dujardin said like others, she has found it “deeply upsetting” watching the crisis in India.

“My heart goes out to all who are affected,” she said. “When I visited with Brooke in 2015 I was struck by the warm welcome and kindness I received from communities and I’

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