Ruby Walsh, Chairman of the IIJF says, “We are delighted that TRI Equestrian continues to be a great supporter of the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund and have recently set up a dedicated section for our merchandise at their Curragh store.. The sale of Christmas Cards, calendars and other products such as hats and mugs in the TRI stores and online brings an added focus to the cause and generates much needed funds to support injured jockeys and their families’.
TRI added: ‘We are proud to support the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund and to play our part in this very worthy cause. We are the exclusive retail partners, ensuring that the cards, hats and mugs are prominently displayed in the store and advertised on our social media platforms to help create customer interest and purchase. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the IIJF’.
About the Injured Jockeys Fund:
Irish Injured Jockeys was set up in 2014 to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support injured jockeys. Funds raised through Irish Injured Jockeys go to the injured riders who are in most need of support. With the nature of horse racing posing such high risks to jockeys on a daily basis, public fundraising vehicles help raise awareness which in turn helps raise much needed funds on a regular and consistent basis. Irish Injured Jockeys’ vision is to provide long term care and guidance, not only when jockeys have suffered injury through race-riding, but when they will need help in their secondary careers and in their lives after they have finished riding. Irish Injured Jockeys works with individual cases and also supports The Jockeys Emergency Fund, The Drogheda Memorial Fund and The Irish Jockeys Trust. Its headquarters are at Curragh House, Dublin Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare.
About TRI Equestrian:
TRI Equestrian is an Irish, family-owned business and has been in operation since 1984. The early days of the business was exclusively van sales and throughout the years we have evolved into an all-encompassing wholesale, retail and ecommerce company.
Our flagship store is located adjacent to The Curragh, one of the most revered racecourses in the world. It gives us direct access to our customers, which offers us a unique insight into their needs and motivations.
The store, which has been revamped over the past 18 months, offers the largest range of products required for the equestrian customer, including tack, equestrian clothing, helmets, rugs casual/fashion wear and nutrition/supplements. In essence, it is the top destination and one-stop shop for all equestrian needs in Ireland.
Our second store in Lurgan has also had a major revamp recently and now provides the same extensive range as the Curragh store combined with excellent customer experience.
The future for TRI is to build on the successes of the past and continue to work with excellent partners and expand into new markets and be successful both domestically and internationally.
A core tenet of our strategy is to support local initiatives that support the grassroots racing industry and the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund is one such great example.
Pictured Chairman of IIJ Ruby Walsh accepting a cheque of €34,185.50 from Managing Director TRI Equestrian Brendan Murphy.
Pictured at the IIJ Office at Curragh House, Photo by Alisha McCormack IIJ