Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day. Our work is funded solely by donations and with your help we can give these animals the best possible care so they can eventually be rehomed or enjoy a home for life at the Sanctuary.

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Redwings Top Story

14 April 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Cathedral tribute for Redwings

We are delighted to announce that we will be be celebrating our 30th anniversary with a very special service at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 10th May.

Redwings was formed in Norfolk in 1984. We have grown to become a national operation and the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, but we still have our headquarters and two of our visitor centres based in Norfolk, including a brand new centre that opened in Aylsham in 2012. We wanted to celebrate this special Norfolk connection and so we will be holding a Thanksgiving Service on 10th May at 2pm at Norwich Cathedral, followed by afternoon tea in the cathedral’s stunning refectory.

Content will include hymns and readings that celebrate animals and in particular horses and ponies – including the thousands who have been rescued and rehabilitated during Redwings’ history – and a tribute to horses and other equines who were involved in the Great War to mark 100 years since the start of that tragic conflict. There will even be an appearance from some of our resident donkeys, including Esther, a very special adoption star who was rescued as part of a high profile case in 2008 and now resides at our Caldecott Visitor Centre near Great Yarmouth.

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Redwings in Action

22 April 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Brand new adoption star

We are delighted to introduce you to a brand new addition to our Adoption Club, the gorgeous Cauli the pony!

Poor Cauli has a very sad story. She was found abandoned in a cauliflower field (hence her name), where she was standing over the body of her friend who had sadly passed away. Cauli was in a very poorly state with a severe eye injury, and was incredibly nervous. She was brought straight to Redwings where our vet team had to carry out urgent surgery to remove her eye. She has adjusted really well to being partially sighted and with lots of cuddles and TLC Cauli is now the friendliest little pony in the whole world! She lives here at our Caldecott Visitor Centre where you can visit her for free, and if you'd like to help us care for her, you can adopt her for just £12.50 a year...

Find out how to adopt Cauli here...


7 April by Redwings Press Office

Ban for Norfolk women after repeated cruelty

A mother and daughter have been banned for 15 years from keeping all animals after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to three horses taken in by Redwings.

Sally-Anne Rix and Louise Carla Rix, both of Furze Lane, Felthorpe, Norfolk, were also each given eight weeks' suspended prison sentence, 80 hours community service and made to pay £180 costs at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday (4 April).

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26 February 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings Show 2014: Diary date!

The Redwings Show this year is set to be held on Sunday 18th May at Topthorn Equestrian Centre in Suffolk. Despite a hugely successful show last year, this year’s looks to be even bigger and better still, with fantastic prizes to be won.

Last year’s show had record number of entrants with horseboxes queuing to get in and ponies of all shapes and sizes packing out the classes. This year’s show will include; extended parking facilities and a large grass arena for the working hunters as well as brand new qualifiers.

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Award Winners!

Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

We are delighted (and so proud!) to announce that we have won the Judges' Choice for Best use of Social Media in the UK and Ireland at the Equestrian Social Media Awards!!

Thank you to everyone who contributes photos, videos and stories of our residents which we can share through social media.

See our Winners Video on YouTube!


Equine Crisis Update

Equine Crisis Update

We are in the middle of an equine crisis situation in the UK, find out how you can help!

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Gorgeous Poppy is brand new to our Adoption Club!

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