A great idea! #WearGreenForJonty. Possitive, supportive action from four star rider, Alice Dunsdon and the team at Eventing Worldwide.
Riders and supporters are urged to wear something green from now and throughout July in support of Irish eventer Jonty Evans who is still sadly ill in hospital from his recent fall. He is in a stable but unconscious state after incurring a significant brain injury in a cross-country fall at Tattersalls on Sunday 3 June.
“It would be wonderful if the whole equestrian world — from dressage to eventing, showjumping, endurance, racing and showing, as well as supporters — got behind Jonty and wore green,” said Alice. “I just wanted to show Jonty and his family how much we all care and this is us fighting for him.” said Alice.
Eventing Worldwide's owner, Jessica Crocker has commented,
“We are absolutely blown away by the huge support from the Eventing Family. When Alice Elizabeth Dunsdon and I talked about this last Thursday we never imagined it would be supported by so so many people. Jonty Evans Eventing is a very popular and clearly very loved man. After several messages from people yesterday asking if we can do anything to raise money for a charity of Jonty’s family choice I got straight on the phone to Antonia at Bramble Valley and it was decided that Polo Shirts bearing the hashtag would be a fabulous idea so that everyone can get involved”
“You don’t have to purchase anything to support Jonty just wear something green, but this will allow those who wish to provide some financial support the opportunity to do so.”
It will be heartwarming to see your #weargreenforjonty photos on social media, showing the family support and that we’re all thinking of him.
Eventing Worldwide has launched official #WearGreenForJonty wristbands and T-shirts, with all profit going to Jonty’s family’s chosen charity, the David Foster Injured Riders Fund, which was set up in the name of the Irish Olympian who was killed eventing in 1998.
Get posting your photos now!