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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19 August 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Win a pair of tickets to Horse of the Year Show 2015!

The team at HOYS have kindly donated a pair of tickets to the show on Thursday 8th October for our supporters to have a chance of winning!

Join the equestrian excitement at Birmingham’s NEC, from Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th October 2015, as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with action, thrills, and world class entertainment.

Horse of the Year Show plays host to the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games, International Show Jumping Classes and the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship. With this jam-packed timetable HOYS 2015 is set to impress!

We will also have a stand at the show where you can peruse our fantastic range of gifts, cards and calendars to make a head start on your Christmas shopping!

We’re also delighted to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Horse of the Year Show on Thursday 8th October 2015 as kindly donated by the HOYS team. For your chance to win simply answer the question below:

When will Horse of the Year Show 2015 take place?

Email your name, address and answer to before midnight on 01 September for your chance to win. Winners will be announced 2nd September – good luck!

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Redwings in Action

07 August by Redwings Press Office

Sad loss of beloved Adoption Star

We are so incredibly sad to let you know that our beloved adoption star Finnegan passed away on Monday. He was 19 years old.

This beautiful coloured cob was retired from the adoption scheme last year as he had been diagnosed with arthritis but he had been coping well, so well in fact that he was even well enough for a birthday party earlier this year with lots of fuss and cake. <3

But in the last few weeks he really started to go downhill and his carers were getting very worried about him as despite maximum pain medication he still seemed very uncomfortable and was isolating himself from his friends. In the end our vet team felt they had no choice but to put him to sleep to ensure he did not suffer.

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29 July 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Whitney’s miraculous recovery

Severely neglected skewbald mare “is unrecognisable” having fought her way back to full strength.

In January 2015, our welfare team received a call from a concerned member of the public about a horse that was very underweight and suffering from diarrhoea. That same day, our Senior Field Officer Julie Harding attended the field in Ipswich where she found Whitney (as she is now known by the Sanctuary) in a very upsetting state, extremely emaciated and in need of immediate veterinary attention.

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22 July 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Twiglet will never go hungry again

A man from Harlow, Essex, pleaded guilty to offences under the Animal Welfare Act relating to the neglect of the pregnant mare.

On Monday 20th July 2015, an 18-year-old man admitted neglecting the piebald cob cross by failing to address her weight loss and poor body condition, not providing veterinary care for treatment of wounds on her back and not providing basic care such as a suitable environment, fresh drinking water or maintaining her hooves.

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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!! Thanks for your votes!

Equine crisis update
Equine Crisis Update

Stop the scourge

The Control of Horses Bill (England) came into force on 26 May 2015. Find out more about the Act and how you have helped here!


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