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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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Orchid and Peanut

Caring for your Elderly Horse

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, based in Ingatestone, Essex, will be hosting a one-day informational seminar on Saturday 15 November at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood, to educate horse owners on the differing care needs as their equines advance in age. Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased online via, or from the Remus office by […]

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Pippa Shiatsu

Remus Horse Sanctuary Host tESA Conference

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary will be hosting the Equine Shiatsu Association (tESA) Annual Conference at its premises in Essex on 27 and 28 September 2014. Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, will open the conference followed by vet, Mark Murrell MA, VetMB, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, RCVS Certified Equine, talking about the support of Remus’ horses and […]

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Scoobie on arrival

Laminitis Alert for Horse Owners

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary is warning horse owners to be aware that the rise of sugars in pastureland at this time of year causes a rise in glucose, potentially exacerbating any insulin-related issues in equines and thereby increasing the risk of Laminitis. Laminitis is a common, painful and ultimately devastating condition affecting the feet and […]

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Equine Horses at Remus

Heart of Essex Awards Win for Remus Horse Sanctuary

Fran Smith and Vicky Hearn, both of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, received a cheque for £500 on Thursday 7 August, at the Heart of Essex Awards ceremony at Hylands House, Chelmsford.  The Sanctuary received the prize as ‘runners up’ in this year’s award. Remus entered the Awards in May petitioning for funds to create a […]

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Ragwort Stem and Flower

Yellow Peril – The Plant that Poses a Deadly Threat to Horses

No caring horse owner would want their animal to stop eating, suffer stomach pains, struggle to breathe, go blind or even die. Yet this is what can happen to horses if owners fail to do one very important job as part of their care. Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary wants to educate horse owners on these […]

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