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Sixteen ‘Best at Appleby’ welfare awards – organised by Redwings and supported by several National Equine Welfare Council members – were given out for equine health, happiness and horsemanship at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair.

HM The Queen was ‘touched’ by Redwings’ naming of miracle foal Monarch, in honour of her Platinum Jubilee, says letter from Buckingham Palace.

We wrote to Her Majesty to inform her of the arrival of the colt in April, born safe and healthy to his mother Majesty who had been involved in a road accident whilst pregnant.

In our Welfare Corner, Beth Cooper writes about horse fairs like Appleby Horse Fair, taking place later this week (9th - 13th June).

We are delighted to share with you some footage of foal Monarch enjoying being turned out on grass for the first time - just in time to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee!

The youngster - who was born to mum Majesty after she was hit by a car in Essex whilst pregnant - is seen frolicking and galloping in the video, after he and his mum experienced grass for the first time together at one of our Norfolk sites.

The ‘Best at Appleby’ welfare awards – organised by Redwings and supported by several National Equine Welfare Council members to celebrate examples of equine health, happiness, and horsemanship – are back at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair.

In our Welfare Corner, Beth Cooper writes about pregnant mares and mares with foals at foot who come into Redwings' care, and why they're so special!

A pony who had an untreated eye injury is recovering in Redwings’ care in Norfolk after having the eye removed.

Pickle, as she has been named, had surgery in our Equine Reception Centre within 24 hours of being signed over to the charity, and whilst still under quarantine conditions.

The collaboration* behind Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) which began yesterday (2nd – 8th May) is at Badminton this week – the biggest five-star eventing competition in the world.

Current champion Piggy March – who is supporting the campaign to raise awareness of strangles and help prevent an outbreak – is coming back to defend her title with bay mare Vanir Kamira.

With Strangles Awareness Week 2022 (SAW) taking place next week (2nd-8th May), the SAW collaboration is excited to share new data from Dr Andrew Waller showing why monitoring horses' temperature is such a valuable habit to get into. 

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