Postal worm count specialists Westgate Labs has announced its sponsorship of the Royal Veterinary College Polo Team for the 2018 season.
Westgate Labs said the investment will go towards supporting the club’s 40-plus student members and their mission to make the sport accessible for everyone.
RVC Polo Team vice captain, Kate Hanousek said: “It’s very exciting to have the support of Westgate Labs and we think it’s a really appropriate association. Not only do we all love horses as polo players but as vet students we are also incredibly keen to manage their welfare in the best way possible.
“A massive part of this is worming responsibly, targeting treatment using worm counts and tests not only for their individual health but to manage anthelminitic resistance.”
Claire Shand, director of marketing and communications at Westgate Labs, said the company was delighted to sponsor the RVC Polo team and support them in enjoying their sport.
Ms Shand added: “The benefits of interacting with horses are well recognised and the club offers students much needed downtime from their demanding studies. They’re a great club and we’ve had a lot of fun working together already. We wish them the best of luck for the season ahead.”