Business owner takes on Peru trek to raise money for Horse Trust

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Equine insurance customers might be interested to know that owner of the Great Westwood Equestrian Park in Kings Langley Neil Thornton recently got back from a trek in Peru to raise money for the Horse Trust.

During the ten-day trip Mr Thornton hiked through the Peruvian Andes up to altitudes of up to 4,400m on the way to Machu Picchu – the lost city of the Incas.

Mr Thornton managed to raise £3,400 for the Horse Trust and fundraising manager of the charity Susan Lewis said they were extremely grateful for the effort he had put in, which will allow them to continue to rescue retired working horses.

"The trek was hard work, especially with the altitude and heat. I had an amazing time though and met a really nice bunch of people. We all talked to each other to help us keep going," he added.

Earlier this month, 65-year-old Graham Rouse went on a five-day trek across Peru in order to raise money for Wood Green The Animals Charity.

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