Riding from Amberley to Wellington, to be heard
It will take them nine days to reach the Beehive in Wellington from their journey beginning in Amberley.
Upon arrival, both riders horses may feel a little weary, but their message will be strong.
This message is a pledge to politicians to install a plan to protect New Zealand children, and protect all New Zealanders from domestic violence.
Yesterday morning (Monday July 27th), four members of ANZAC Mounts departed from outside the Hurunui District Council and headed for the Cook Strait.
They chose the Council lawn with the Charles Upham statue for a reason, as he was a man who left our shores to help make New Zealand a better place.
The ANZAC Mounts do not believe New Zealanders are living up to the expectations of those like Charles Upham, and those who sacrificed their lives to make New Zealand a better place.
Upon arrival to Wellington on August 6th, there will be a ‘call to men’ hui to encourage men to band together to protect New Zealand children.
The ANZAC Mounts use horses for therapy for victims of violence affected by PTSD, so chose for them to be part of this nine day journey.
Hurunui Mayor Marie Black farewelled these riders and their mounts, expressing to the crowd her own heartfelt message.
“I admire you and your reason for your journey on horseback to Wellington; To focus this attention to the decision makers that we are in a crisis with evidence of rising cases of mental health, family harm, and death of our tamariki - in a place where they should feel safe, in their family home.”
You can follow this journey on Facebook ‘Anzac Mounts Equine Rehab Ride Amberley to Wellington.’