H-ELP trainer, Laurie Pond, visted Nepal last month to see how the elephants and mahouts were progressing at camps in Bardia and Chitwan. The over-riding message is that while the methods are having a positive effect, that limited staffing makes implementation a challenge. H-ELP’s long term commitment to Nepal’s elephants means that we will now be exploring ways in which we can address this situation.
A huge thank you to all the riders who took part in the recent fundraiser competition at Kersbrook Equestrian Centre. Your entries over the two events this year amount to a donation of $850.00. This will pay the airfare for our visit to Nepal next month by our trainer, Laurie Pond, to check on the progress of elephants there. Every little bit HELPs!