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Horse Sanctuary Open Day Entertainment for the Whole Family

Remus’ Open Day on Sunday 6 August will see children’s entertainer, Magic Dave, joining the entertainment line-up, alongside various Princess characters from Children’s films and a children’s area with two bouncy castles, music from Midnite Blu and competitions and games to entertain the whole family.

Entry to the event will be just £4 for adults and £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm at the Sanctuary near Ingatestone.  Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome on a lead.

The Sanctuary opens its gate just six times a year offering entertainment for the whole family, with a kids’ corner, bouncy castles, competitions and games, music, delicious refreshments including sandwiches (including gluten free) and homemade cakes, alongside stalls and a raffle.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats.  The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity that, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Founder of the Sanctuary, Sue Burton, says, “The Open Days are a really important to us, not only in terms of fundraising, but educating people about what we do here. Visitors will be able to meet Blax, our latest rescue, and learn about our many other successes.

For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

The Countess of Wessex Informed of Escalating Cruelty to Horses in the UK

On Thursday 29 June, Sue Burton, the Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, along with the Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford and the Mayor of Brentwood, welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to highlight the equine welfare crisis in this country.

The Countess, who joined the charity as a Patron in 2013, visited the Sanctuary for a tour of the facilities, and to learn more about issues such as: tethering, cruelty and neglect, indiscriminate breeding and abandonment, and elderly horses – all of which continue to escalate around the UK.

The Countess met staff, volunteers and guests and many animals including those that have been victims of all of the above types of cruelty including Dante, two blind mares Hollie and Grace, and Blax – the charity’s most recent rescue.

The Countess was also shown before and after videos of Blax’ recovery and the amazing difference in her wellbeing since arriving at the Sanctuary four months ago.

Hundreds of horses are suffering every day and many are suffering despite the Authorities being aware of them. In one week alone at the end of June, the Sanctuary heard of three young colts abandoned in different areas nearby, and that’s without the many they don’t get to hear about.

Sue Burton said, “It was a delight to have The Countess here and to show her first hand some of the issues that we are facing amidst the country’s largest ever equine welfare crisis and what we are doing to help the many horses caught up in this crisis.

“Without question action needs to be taken to help these animals, it seems so wrong that we can send a rocket to the moon but we still allow horses to be chained to the ground by the neck for their entire life with many being covered by the stallion, giving birth and dying on that same chain.

“There has to come a time when we say enough is enough and surely now is that time. Remus aims to take an active role in helping to make that happen.”

For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

Remus Experience Packages

We’re very excited to be offering some fabulous experience packages in conjunction with the Horse Drawn Carriage Company. 25% donation to the charity on every booking when you quote our reference. Here’s a taster of what will be on offer. (more…)

Be Ragwort Aware and Save a Horse’s Life

Remus Horse Sanctuary works hard all year round to help horses that have been abandoned, neglected and badly treated – but at this time of year, even the best-loved horses can be at risk.

The threat to their health is a seemingly harmless yellow-flowered weed called Ragwort. Seen all around the countryside at this time of year, along roadsides and railways, it can cause liver damage if horses eat it – and can be fatal.

Horse owners must keep Ragwort aware and get rid of any weeds that appear in their field – but all landowners and tenants have a duty of care to ensure that Ragwort is not growing near fields where horses graze.

Find out more about how to identify this dangerous weed and how to get rid of it in this Hertfordshire Life article.

You can also refer to other articles that we have written on the subject here and view DEFRA’s advice here.

Novelty Dog Show at Remus Horse Sanctuary

Dog lovers across the South East of England are invited to Remus Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 2 July for the Novelty Dog Show taking place at our next Open Day.

Remus host just six Open Days per year and the July and September dates feature a Novelty Dog Show including fun classes such as: Bad Hair Day and Best Sausage Catcher, along with something more meaningful – Dogs with a Disability (blind, deaf or a life-changing illness) and of course, the ever-popular Best in Show. Entry into each class costs just £1.50 and the 1st – 6th winner receives a rosette. Entries will be taken from 1pm, show starts 1.30pm.

Entry to the Open Day is £4 for adults and £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm. The Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family including a kids’ corner, competitions and games, music from local band Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments including sandwiches and homemade cakes, many stalls and a raffle.  Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome at each Open Day on a lead.

Another regular feature at the Sanctuary are princesses from film and theatre in the children’s area, who will pose for pictures and bouncy castles, new for 2017.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats. The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for our charity that, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Our founder, Sue Burton, says, “We love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary, and the novelty dog shows are always such great fun!  Opening to the public in this way allows us to show off our premises and our animals, giving people a real insight into the amazing work that we do.”

For further information, click here or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

For individuals or businesses wishing to sponsor a class at the event, please email: info@remussanctuary.org.

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