Spotty pony Cookie turns 22!

Handsome appaloosa pony Cookie, famous for his spotty and dotty appearance, will be celebrating his 22nd birthday with a big birthday bash at his home, Redwings Aylsham, just north of Norwich.

Cookie was rescued from horrific conditions at Spindle Farm in Amersham in 2008. He and 100 other horses and ponies were discovered without any food, water or basic care of any sort. Cookie was one of 60 survivors who came to Redwings, and last year joined the Adoption Scheme to commemorate 10 years since his rescue.

His party will take place on Sunday 23rd June, from 11:30am, and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations. The birthday boy will be treated to a pampering groom, before he gets to greet his fans during his parade. Then he’ll get to tuck into his very own birthday cake, which will be topped with carrots and all his favourite tasty treats. Yum!

Visitors will also have the chance to join in with party games, a quiz trail, and meet mascot Red!

View Cookie’s birthday party schedule here.

After the party, why not pull on your walking boots and take a stroll around Redwings Aylsham which boasts scenic walks and two nature ponds. There are also 70 other rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at the visitor centre who would love a cuddle too!

Then why not finish your day with a tasty cuppa or a delicious slice of cake in our Nosebag café, or a browse around our on-site gift shop? All proceeds go towards supporting the 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in Redwings’ care nationwide.

Redwings Aylsham, in Spa Lane, Aylsham, NR11 6UE, is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) 10am to 4pm. Entry is free and dogs on leads are welcome.

We hope to see you there!