Nikita Royal

Supporter Engagement Team Member

I had always wanted to work with rescued horses from a young age and I remember at the age of 13 dropping a letter off through the Hapton Hall door (Redwings HQ) asking if I could do work experience but I was too young at the time. I started at Redwings back in 2012 as an Equine Centre Team Member, then became Team Leader and had the utmost privilege of looking after all the equines at our Piggots and Newton (private) farms.

A new chapter has begun for me more recently in the Supporter Engagement Team and even though I am still finding my feet in my role I am really looking forward to being part of the amazing team that helps bring in the donations that go towards all the hard work and care that everyone provides for our equines, as well as being able to talk to our supporters who are passionate about horse welfare.

I have so many amazing and funny memories over the years with the horses, but I have to say the ones that stick in my mind the most are seeing the horses come in straight from a rescue to start their journey with us and then seeing and being a part of them going on to lead happy and natural lives out on the farm with their herds or even seeing them go on to be in a home. Plus, being able to teach a nervous little foal that a shelter is a safe place to eat their feed is SO rewarding. I have no doubt I’ll be making new memories in my new role too!

Redwings resident soft spot: I have had a few favourite residents over the years that have tugged on my heart strings. I can honestly say I have loved all the equines that I have looked after but, when the conversation of “when I win the lottery, I’d take home” happens, it’s Shyanne, Viva and Trafalgar that have the softest spots in my heart.

Our centres

Ada Cole, Essex

Broadlands
Epping Road
Roydon
Nazeing
Essex
EN9 2DH

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Aylsham, Norfolk

Spa Lane
Aylsham
Norfolk
NR11 6UE

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Caldecott, Norfolk

Caldecott Hall
Beccles Road
Fritton
Norfolk
NR31 9EY

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Mountains, Scotland

Milton of Ogil
Glenogil
Forfar
Angus
DD8 3SQ

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Oxhill, Warwickshire

Banbury Road
Kineton
Banbury
Warwickshire
CV35 0RP

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Phone us

01508 481000

Write to us

Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Hapton
Norwich
NR15 1SP

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