Right To Play Corporate Social Responsibility
Right To Play’s Jack Sparrow, the very promising young horse in the stables of Andrew Hoy, three time Olympic Gold Medal Winner in Eventing, endorses the Corporate Ssocial Responsibility commitment of Hasenacher Stud through his name: Right To Play. Using the power of sport and play, the international charity Right To Play provides essential education to disadvantaged children.
Barbara Keller, the director of Hasenacher Stud, has left a strong mark on the charity in her role as the first President of the Swiss branch of Right To Play. Still strongly connected with Right To Play, Barbara is a member of the International Board of the organisation, which was founded by four time Olympic Gold Medalist and social entrepreneur, Johann Olav Koss.
Right to Play teaches children and young people from seriously disadvantaged backgrounds important values and life skills through sport and play, to help and empower them with constructive conflict resolution, disease prevention, mutual respect and understanding and to gain in self confidence.
Through educational activities, these children are encouraged to reflect on their experiences, and to apply practical knowledge and what they have learnt in daily life. At the same time, they learn to enjoy themselves and to experience the carefree moments which enrich our lives.
Over three hundred professional and Olympic and Paralympic sportsmen and sportswomen support Right to Play as Ambassadors. These include, in Switzerland, over forty major athletes who know from their own experience what potential there is to be found in sport and in play.
One of these ambassadors is Steven Guerdat, the Olympic and World Cup Winner in Showjumping, whose horses are kept in the Ruetihof Stables neighbouring Hasenacher Stud. Among the international riders who as Ambassadors, have committed themselves to the values of Right To Play are Andrew Hoy, three times Team Olympic Winner in Eventing, and Sam Twistor-Davis, one of the most successful jump jockeys in England.