Get involved 

There are many ways you can get involved. If you would like to support these unique breeds you can join as a member. Members receive seasonal newsletters as well as priority notification on any news, trips or events planned.  Members also have first priority and special rates for booking to come on a Bit Delivery Trip.

Please note that the Membership rates have been held at the same rate.

 

Individual Yearly Member: UK £25

Supporter Yearly: UK £10 (no voting rights)

Life Member: UK £100

Institution / Corporate / Company Member: UK £500 (for 3 years)

 

We have our three fold colour information leaflet (below). You can read this in full HERE, and we would be happy to send you some leaflets for you to distribute in order to spread the word on these unique breeds.

 

Membership
Merchandise

We have a range of branded clothing for you to proudly wear.  See the Gallery for pictures and/or download an order form HERE

 

Fundraising

There are many innovative ways to raise funds for our cause; members have held raffles, tack sales, charity stalls, as well as writing articles for local horse related club newsletters. We can provide you with posters and information leaflets according to your needs, we are also available for Talks / Slideshows, so to discuss further please Contact Us.

 

Sponsorship

There are occasions where we are invited to take part in a large event, perhaps with a trade stand or with an invitation to bring the horses over from India for display purposes (eg. Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 at Windsor), this all needs funding so please Contact Us if you can help in any way.

 

Donations

Donations are always gratefully received!

Please use the drop down tab from this page heading to make a DONATION.

 

Bit Delivery Trips

For those that want to see our work first hand as well as experience the Marwari horses in their homeland, please consider coming on one of our Bit Delivery Trips in Rajasthan, Gujarat or the Punjab districts of Northern India. We usually combine these trips with a horse safari (riding Marwari horses of course!) but non-riders are most welcome to come too and can take part in the whole India experience along with the rest of the group.

 

We usually are a group size of between 6-8, of varying ages and riding abilities. We try and have one trip a year and they are usually two weeks in duration, following a set itinerary that gives a good mix of riding, culture & sightseeing, but with the main aim of distributing the bits to the rural indigenous horse owners along our way. Members get priority notice and booking, if this sounds appealing to you, do Contact Us for details of our next trip.

Ride With Us In India ~ Next Trip 2020

Anyone want to join us on a trip to Rajasthan in the autumn and be involved in giving out the bits at a horse fair? 
We would love to have you along with us. Preparations for the next Bit Delivery Trip are starting to form...  
Dates: 26 November - 4 December 2020 to include the pink city of Jaipur, Pushkar horse fair, a desert safari on Marwari horses (of course!), and so much more! ...
Price £2595 + flight and visa. 
Please register your interest by emailing us at info@friendsofmarwari.org.uk and we will send you a detailed itinerary, with no obligation.

 

The following book list has been recommended by members, for your interest, a nice mixture of fact, fiction, pictorial and some humorous reading… In no order of preference:~

MARWARI ~ Legend of the Indian Horse by Francesca Kelly and Dale Durfee.

  Great photos and interesting biographies on the movers and shakers in Marwari horse breeding.

THE MARRIAGE BUREAU FOR RICH PEOPLE by Farahad Zama.

  First time author, wittily observed how the new Indian upper middle classes are adapting to change.

EQUUS by Tim Flach.

  Fantastic, beautifully photographed horses, a definite ‘coffee table’ book.

INDIAN MINIATURE PAINTING by Maurice Dimand.

  Good insight into the different schools and subjects of this fine art.

THE FAR PAVILIONS by M M Kaye.

  Fiction love story set in and around Rajasthan, a fairly good historical and cultural reportage of the time, 

  loosely based on rumours overheard in the ‘Club House’ apparently!

INDIA MODERN by Michael Freeman.

  Modern architecture of India, some quite brave, some keeping hints of tradition, good pics.

WHITE MUGHALS by William Dalrymple.

  A tragic story of love crossing boundaries, well researched and very much worth reading.

WICKED WOMEN OF THE RAJ by Coralie Younger.

  A compilation of stories of western ladies eloping with maharajah’s, quite an eye opener especially as the

  stories are true!

HORSE WARRIORS by Henry Dallal.

  Photographs depicting India’s famous 61st Cavalry regiment.

WHITE CARGO by Felicity Kendal.

  An autobiography of this actresses childhood spent in India with her family’s travelling theatre.

THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga

  This won the Booker prize.

Any book written by William Dalrymple on India!

 

Reading

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