Join pretty cob Dolly for her 24th birthday!

Our lovely Adoption Star Dolly will be celebrating her 24th birthday this June with a big party at Redwings Ada Cole - and you’re right at the top of her invite list!

Pretty Dolly arrived at 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.

Today, as 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!

Dolly’s fans – both old and new – are invited to join her for a special birthday party, which will be held for her on Sunday 9th June, starting at 11.30am.

On her big day, you’ll have the chance to enjoy cuddles with Dolly during her special birthday parade, 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 the party, why not take a stroll around the rest of the visitor centre and say hello to the other 80 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that also call Redwings Ada Cole home?

There’ll be a warm cuppa and a delicious slice of cake on offer in our Nosebag Café, 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.