All of us at the IHWT would like to offer our Congratulations & best of luck to Sharon Power Newsome who is a finalist in the Santa Rita Local Hero Awards. Sharon is a co founder and the driving force behind the IHWT since 1999. Sharon remains a tireless campaigner for equine welfare in Ireland. As one of the 5 finalists she stands to win 10,000 euro for the IHWT ! Sharon you deserve this recognition for being not just a local hero but a national hero for all of us horselovers. Your determination and dedication to make a difference in the lives of equines, in the face of many obstacles along the way, is nothing but inspirational, we are so proud of you !