Join brave Dolly as she turns 22!

Redwings Adoption Star Dolly invites you to her birthday party

Our beautiful Adoption Star Dolly will be celebrating turning the grand age of 22 with a special party at Redwings Ada Cole - and you’re invited!

Pretty chesnut cob Dolly came to the Sanctuary in 1998 after surviving three days stuck in a ditch.

In her frantic attempts to free herself, Dolly sustained injuries requiring urgent veterinary care, but her owner was unable to pay for the treatment. The vet approached Redwings Ada Cole for help and thanks to the charity’s intervention, Dolly received the treatment she needed and a secure home for the rest of her life.

Roll forward almost 20 years and despite being Redwings Ada Cole’s oldest Adoption Star, Dolly still enjoys a full and happy life at the visitor centre… and continues to win the hearts of two and four-legged admirers alike!

It’s hoped Dolly’s fans – old and new – will join her for a special birthday party on Sunday 11th June, starting at 11.30am.

On the big day, you’ll have the chance to enjoy cuddles with Dolly, watch her tuck into her very own birthday cake, join in a quiz trail and party games, and meet our cheeky mascot Red!

Take a look at the full schedule for Dolly’s party here

After spending time with the birthday girl, why not take a stroll around the rest of the visitor centre and say hello to the other 70 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that also call Redwings Ada Cole home?

There’ll be a warm cuppa and your own slice of cake on offer in our Nosebag CafĂ©, plus there's an on-site gift shop to browse full of souvenirs to take home and treasure. All proceeds go towards supporting the 1,500 rescued animals in Redwings’ care nationwide.

Redwings Ada Cole, near Harlow, is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is free and dogs on leads are welcome.