15 June 2017

Jessica Mendoza announced as new Brooke ambassador

British showjumping star Jessica Mendoza has today been announced as Brooke’s new ambassador.

Jessica Mendoza jumping with horse Toyboy

Jessica Mendoza became the youngest British rider in 40 years to join the Team GB Olympic squad in 2016.

She has been a long-time supporter of Brooke and is currently promoting Brooke’s new How The Other Horse Lives campaign which highlights the desperate lives of the world’s hardest working equines compared to well-kept horses in the UK.

Jessica said: “I am so proud to take on the role of Brooke Ambassador. Brooke is a brilliant charity helping the world’s most desperate horses, donkeys and mules and I feel honoured to have the chance to help the millions of less fortunate equines than ours and thereby secure the livelihood of people in developing countries."

I look forward to giving something back to the animals I love and I hope my own involvement will inspire more people to become involved with this fantastic cause.

Jessica Mendoza, Brooke ambassador

Jessica Mendoza and Toyboy in Mexico

As one of her first acts as Ambassador Jessica is attending the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, which this year has chosen Brooke as its charity partner. She will join Brooke Chief Executive Petra Ingram in a live Q&A with journalist Andrew Baldock to discuss the charity’s work. Jessica will also assist with the judging of Ladies’ Day and hold signings and meet Brooke supporters at the charity’s stand.

Chief Executive Petra Ingram said: “Everyone at Brooke is delighted to welcome Jessica as a new ambassador. Jessica is a great supporter of our ‘How The Other Horse Lives’ campaign helping us to raise awareness of the heart-breaking lives of working horses around the world.

“We hope that by working together we can encourage more horse-lovers in the UK and beyond to support Brooke and help us reach more of the world’s most vulnerable horses, donkeys and mules.”