Handsome cob Rumpel turns 12!

Handsome cob Rumpel is celebrating his 12th birthday with a party that’s due to be held at Redwings Oxhill on Sunday 7th July - and you're invited to join in the fun!

Rumpel arrived at the Sanctuary in January 2009, when he was rescued with over 100 other horses, ponies and donkeys from the horrific conditions of Spindle Farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. He was a terrified six-month-old foal, and was surviving with little food, water or basic care. Rumpel was terrified of human contact and flinched at the slightest touch, but with specialist rehabilitation he slowly recovered from his ordeal to become the kind and friendly chap he is today.

Rumpel's party will kick off at 11:30am when he’ll will be treated to a relaxing groom, before enjoying plenty of cuddles with his fans during his parade. Finally he’ll get to tuck into his very own birthday cake, topped with carrots and all his favourite treats!. You’ll have the chance to join in with party games, a quiz trail and you’ll even have the chance to meet out cheeky mascot Red!

See Rumpel’s full party schedule here.

After treating the birthday boy to plenty of fuss, why not take a stroll and meet some of the other adorable 90 rescued residents that call Redwings Oxhill home? We know that they’d love a cuddle too!

And after all that excitement, be sure to visit our cafe where you can put your feet up with a refreshing drink and a tasty snack, plus our on-site gift shop has a wide range of souvenirs on offer so you can take home a keepsake from your day. Profits from all purchases go towards the care of our 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at Redwings nationwide.

We hope to see you there!