Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,500 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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05 March 2015 by Redwings Press Office

For the love of art

Exclusive equine and animal artwork to view and buy at our first ever art sale!

From Easter weekend, Redwings Aylsham in North Norfolk opens its doors to art collectors, Sanctuary supporters and those who love all things horsey.

Here, you’ll be able to peruse and purchase pieces from Redwings’ collection of donated artwork; from reproduction prints of well-known paintings and classically framed works depicting traditional countryside scenes, to modern colourful pieces by both amateurs and professionals.

There will also be a wonderful collection of sketches, watercolours and acrylics created for us by our supporters, including portraits of Adoption Stars Wiggins the donkey, pretty Victoria and the Redwings Aylsham’s very own “Black Beauty” lookalike Maya.

Prices of artwork will range from £5 to £425, so there will be something to suit every taste and budget, plus every penny raised from the art sale will go directly towards the care of our 1500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Indeed, while attending the art sale at Redwings Aylsham, you’ll be able to find out more about our work in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need, as well as meet our horsey and donkey residents in person.

Redwings Aylsham is our newest visitor centre, so we’re also hoping to raise as much as possible from the art sale to continue vital development work – that is, the building of more paddocks thereby increasing the Sanctuary’s capacity for more rescue horses.

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Redwings in Action

04 March 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Speak out on strangles: Update

We are pleased to report that the two horses who tested positive for strangles on 20th February are now making a great recovery. 

The horses have been moved into quarantine at our reception centre where we have the dedicated resources for treating and managing strangles cases. They will be tested again in the coming weeks to ensure they are clear of the disease and no longer infectious before they can then rejoin the resident herd.

It has been a busy week for our welfare and care teams investigating movement records, testing horses and instigating quarantine procedures where appropriate.

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02 March 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings Horse Show, a great day out for everyone

With a new schedule aimed at encouraging more novice riders and horses, we have high hopes for another great year with a super turnout.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s annual show is set to be held on Sunday 17th May at Topthorn Equestrian Centre in Suffolk.

This year’s event will hold more classes aimed at novice riders and horses/ponies, as well as lead rein classes, clear round jumping and, in the spirit of providing something for everyone, there will also be heavy horse classes, a first for the Redwings show! We also hope to see many of its lovely Guardian ponies in attendance, particularly in the ever popular rescued horse/pony classes.

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20 February 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Help feed our donkey foal!

Like her Game of Thrones namesake, our Poitou donkey foal Arya is a survivor, but she needs your help to grow into a warrior!

Did you know that Poitou donkeys are not fully grown until they are three years old? That means little Arya needs a special protein-feed to help sustain her energy and ensure she gets the right nutrients to grow big and strong.

Just £5 could pay for a whole week’s special feed for Arya. Can you help her?

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