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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.

There are still many favourite classes remaining for 2015 and the show will hold the hotly contested TARRA and Donkey Breed Society affiliated classes, classes for veterans, as well as fun classes for those who just want a day out with their horse, pony or donkey.

During the lunch break, a talk will be given by our Senior Vet Nicky Jarvis (voted Your Horse magazine’s Ultimate Expert) on how to body condition score your horse.

In excited anticipation of this year’s event, Redwings Sanctuary Farms Manager and show organiser Emma Lacey said: “We have decided to keep many of the popular classes the same but have taken a lot of the qualifying classes out to make it more accessible to everyone."

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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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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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28 January 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Burns week bonus for equine welfare charities

We are delighted to announce that we have now officially merged with Scottish horse rescue charity Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Forfar.

The merger, which was finalised yesterday (27th January), is the first of its kind under new charity legislation covering mergers between English and Scottish charities, and has taken over 30 months to complete. The Scottish centre will continue to operate as an active rescue and rehoming centre as well as being open to visitors from late summer.

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