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Essex woman to receive national award for dedication to rescuing thousands of horses

An Essex woman is to be recognised with a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the House of Lords, honouring her dedication to rescuing and improving the welfare of thousands of horses. Animal lover Sue Burton, (52), from Billericay, set up Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary and animal centre more than […]

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HRH The Countess of Wessex with blind Mare Holly

Royal Visit for Remus Horse Sanctuary

HM Lord Lieutenant for Essex, Lord Petre (Patron) and Dena Schwartz, Zoopharmacognosist, trustees and staff of Remus Horse Sanctuary, were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex and many local dignitaries to the Sanctuary on Wednesday 14 October for a VIP Invitation Day. The Countess, who joined the charity as a Patron […]

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Orchid with Sue Burton

Worlds Oldest Horse Dies At Age Fifty

Sadly, at 2pm on Thursday 8 October, Sue Burton and the staff at Remus Horse Sanctuary said their final goodbyes to Orchid, believed to be the oldest horse in the world. On Wednesday 7 October, Orchid was colicking and receiving round the clock care. She had a comfortable night but was colicking again on the […]

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Magic at Remus Horse Sanctuary this Month

Visitors to the Remus Horse Sanctuary Open Day on Sunday 4 October will find a little magic and be able to meet Elsa and Anna, the two Princesses from cult movie, Frozen. The Princesses will be singing songs, posing for photographs and granting Frozen wishes at this, the final Open Day of the season, for […]

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Riding School Crisis

Evicted Riding School Horses Saved

Following the recent financial collapse of Brook Farm Riding School, all 12 elderly horses have been re-homed and are now safe.  Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary successfully managed the entire rehoming and relocation process and Remus has paid all associated costs as well as providing homes for four of the ponies. This comes […]

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Remus Dog Show 2014

Novelty Dog Show at Horse and Donkey Sanctuary in Essex

Dog lovers across the South East of England are invited to Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 6 September for its Novelty Dog Show taking place at the penultimate Open Day of the 2015 season. Remus host just six Open Days per year and the July and September dates feature a Novelty Dog Show including […]

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Sue Burton Remus Horse Sanctuary

Remus Horse Sanctuary Cry for Help

Remus Sanctuary Founder, Sue Burton, is appealing to the public to help save the many horses currently in dire need. Despite the summer months, the horse welfare crisis in this country, especially Southern England, continues to escalate. Remus are desperate for funds and are asking Essex animal lovers to dig deep to make a donation […]

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Worlds Oldest Horse at Remus Horse Sanctuary

Following much speculation in the national press over the past week, Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary will be making formal enquiries as to whether their 50-year-old Arab thoroughbred cross is in fact the oldest horse in the world. The Sanctuary has made contact with the Veteran Horse Society in Wales and the Guinness Book of World […]

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Sycamore Seeds

Horse Owners Beware of Sycamore Seeds

Remus Horse Sanctuary is warning horse owners to be aware of the dangers of seeds from the Sycamore Tree as vets in Essex are reporting cases of illness and deaths in horses. A typical Myopathy is an often-fatal illness usually found in grazing horses — mostly in the Autumn and Spring. A study published in […]

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Orchid and Peanut

Elderly Horse Seminar

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary’s , one-day informational seminar will be taking place this Saturday 15 November at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood, to educate horse owners on the differing care needs as their equines advance in age. A host of experts will be presenting during the day including Equine Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Murrell, Tracey Hammond Equine […]

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