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Redwings Top Story
26 February 2014 by Redwings Press Office
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. For the first time the show will host Equifest qualifiers, as well as the usual TARRA and Donkey Breed Society affiliated classes, classes for veterans, as well as novice and fun classes for those who just want a fun day out with their horse, pony or donkey.
The Supreme Championship has been kindly sponsored by Sundown Products Ltd, who are offering a fantastic prize - 50 bales of shavings will be delivered to the lucky winner! Meanwhile the Ring Championships have been sponsored by Eastelms Equestrian Services and each winner will receive 2 x rug washes – a welcome prize after a long winter.
They also offer the In-hand Champion 1 x horsebox hire. SPILLERS will also be in attendance with their weighbridge so competitors can get the weight of their ponies checked, they will be offering helpful nutritional advice and have also donated £150 worth of money off vouchers and a variety of treats to be won throughout the day.
Redwings in Action
7 March 2014 by Redwings Press Office
We are very sad to say that former adoption star Choccy the donkey from Redwings Ada Cole passed away on Friday 21st February. He was 28 years old. Choccy retired from the Adoption Club back in 2011 as he was starting to lose his eyesight, and since then it has deteriorated even further, something he did not cope well with. He also had arthritis, which had become increasingly severe in his old age, and recently no amount of medication seemed to be making any difference to his wellbeing. After careful consideration, the decision was made to put this lovely donkey to sleep to ensure he did not suffer. He was such a sweetheart and we know our staff and supporters alike are going to miss him a great deal.
10 February 2014 by Redwings Press Office
The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of an emaciated horse found in a field in the Harold Hill area of Romford on Wednesday 29 January. The black cob, named Matilda by RSPCA and Redwings staff, was found in the field off Lower Bedfords Road. She was so thin that our Field Officer Jo described her as being ‘like a skeleton’. Veterinary examinations revealed that the horse, aged between eight and 12 years old, was suffering from liver damage and her body was shutting down, leaving her so skinny that the bones in her hips and spine were visible. Sadly, Matilda had to be put to sleep the following day.
28 January 2014 by Redwings Press Office
We are delighted to announce that tiny Tinkerbell from our Ada Cole centre in Essex is joining our Adoption Club as our newest (and smallest!) adoption star. Tinkerbell's mum Elsie was rescued from the horrors of Spindle Farm, Amersham, in 2008 and Tinkerbell was born a couple of months later. The whole group was named after fairytale characters as although they had a terrible start in life, their story definitely had a happy ending! The group also includes Rapunzel, Belle, Cinders, Doc and Snow White as well as fellow adoption star Rumpel from our Oxhill centre.
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!
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