Our President

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall became Brooke’s first President in 2006.

With a lifelong passion for equine animals, the Duchess has since visited our work in India, Pakistan, Jordan and Egypt, and has regularly attended supporter events in both the UK and USA.

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall with Brooke Global Ambassador Monty Roberts

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall with HM the Queen and Brooke Global Ambassador Monty Roberts

In 2015 we were honoured to hold two events which the Duchess attended. In March the Duchess met guests and cut a cake at the launch of Brooke USA, and in October she kindly hosted an event at the Royal Mews, in the presence of HM The Queen, which included a demonstration by Brooke Global Ambassador, Monty Roberts.

The Brooke is a charity dear to my heart, and I am pleased to be able to welcome fellow enthusiasts to the Mews today.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

“As President of this unique charity, I am proud to tell you that the Brooke reaches more working horses, donkeys and mules than any other animal welfare charity. For over 80 years, the Brooke has been sharing its experience and expertise to improve the welfare of working equines around the world. I have witnessed the Brooke’s work for myself in Petra, Jordan and in 2013 I was able to meet and personally thank Brooke staff in India for their role in Uttarakhand, where the Brooke India team provided emergency relief to stranded equines in various pockets of the flooding disaster affected area.

“Horses have always played an important role in my life; my father was a cavalry man, who truly understood the life of a working horse. I am continually impressed by the thoughtful approaches the Brooke develops to engage with communities and change the way that people think about animal welfare.”