Blue Cross appoints new director of equine welfare
Webb-Bowen has been appointed director of equine welfare at The
Blue Cross as the animal welfare charity prepares to unveil the
results of its new strategic review.
Webb-Bowen joins the charity following retirement from a distinguished
Army career, which included service in Northern Ireland, United
Nations peacekeeping duties in Cyprus and Bosnia and more recently
postings to the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall.
his Army service he was responsible for managing a variety of regimental
stables and garrison saddle clubs. He has a keen interest in racing
and has owned, trained and ridden a number of horses both in point-to-points
and under National Hunt rules. He holds a Category B Amateur Riders
Permit, rides out regularly and is looking forward in particular
to the 2003 hunter chase season.
one of Britains oldest animal welfare charities, The Blue
Cross has been providing expert care and veterinary treatment for
horses and ponies for more than a century. Today the charity rehabilitates
and re-homes horses and ponies that have been neglected, ill-treated
or are unwanted and provides them with a fulfilled future in a new
Webb-Bowen said: I am thrilled to have been appointed to manage
the vital equine welfare services provided by one of Britains
oldest and most well respected charities. As our strategic review
is unveiled in the weeks ahead, I will have the exciting challenge
of developing the excellent equine welfare rehabilitation and training
work for which we are renowned across the UK equestrian spectrum.
Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity, providing information, advice
and practical support for pet and horse owners. Through its network
of animal adoption centres it rehomes thousands of animals each
year. Its hospitals provide veterinary care for the pets of people
who cannot afford private vets' fees.