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18 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings crowned favourite equine charity!

Redwings has been voted Favourite UK Equine Charity by Your Horse magazine readers!

But that’s not all, as our lovely Head of Veterinary and Care Nicky Jarvis was also voted Ultimate Your Horse Magazine Expert!

Big thanks to everyone who voted for us, we are so thrilled! What an honour!

The Your Horse awards were newly launched for 2014 during the summer and welcomed online votes from readers for five categories: Your Favourite UK Equine/Donkey Charity; Your Favourite Professional Horse and Rider Combination; Your Ultimate Your Horse Magazine Expert; Your Favourite Cover Stars of the Last Year; and Your Favourite Equine Product. Readers were also able to nominate someone in the equine world who has made a real difference to their lives with horses or the lives of others in a Hero of the Year category.

Commenting on receiving the Your Horse accolades, our Chief Executive Lynn Cutress said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won two awards from Your Horse magazine and it means so much that we have been voted for by the readers. I am so proud of the team! Such appreciation and recognition for our work cannot be underestimated so I would like to thank everyone who voted for us.

“I would also like to congratulate Nicky on being awarded Ultimate Your Horse Expert, as well as taking this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Redwings team who are committed to ensuring a safe and happy future for all horses, ponies, donkeys and mules”.

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Redwings in Action

15 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Sad loss of Thomas the cat

We’re very sad to announce that Thomas the cat, who lived at Redwings HQ, passed away on Saturday 13th December at the age of 18.

He had developed arthritis and had some problems with his kidneys, and when his condition began to deteriorate the decision was made to put him to sleep to ensure he did not suffer.

Thomas had been resident at our headquarters in Hapton, South Norfolk, since shortly after our arrival on the site in February 2001 and had become an iconic part of Redwings’ operations.

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16 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Portrait auction winners announced!

Donated works of art by Alison Holmes raise funds for Redwings residents.

Last month, we auctioned two beautiful portraits of our Adoption Stars Maya and Major by Manchester-based artist, Alison Holmes.

Mother and daughter Fenella and Mabel Vokeswon the auction of Maya’s pastel portrait, with a fantastic bid of £130. Maya, a beautiful 10-year-old Friesian mare rescued in 2010 is now enjoying life as an Adoption Star at Redwings Aylsham in north Norfolk.

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02 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Slow justice for the Antrim horses

Father and son jailed after “profound and severe case” of animal neglect.

A father and son, Robert and Conor McAleenan from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, have today (Tuesday 2nd December) been given custodial sentences and banned from keeping horses for 25 years on 17 animal cruelty offences.

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Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

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