Essex Horse Sanctuary Invites Visitors for Open Day in June

Remus Horse Sanctuary, a leading authority in older horses, is looking forward to opening its gates and welcoming visitors to meet the 200+ animals for the first time this year, on Sunday 2 June from 1pm to 4pm. Due to the endless wet weather, Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, had to make the difficult decision not to proceed with the May Open Day.

“Visitors to the Sanctuary park on the fields and they were just too wet in May”, said Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary. “We rely solely on fundraising, and missing such an important event was a devastating blow. We really need to catch a break!”

The charity has been beset by problems of late due to the extremely bad weather throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring, with a great deal of flooding and storm damage sustained, all of which hamper the important animal rescue work that the team provides and cost funds the Sanctuary just doesn’t have at present.

The Open Days at the Sanctuary are an important source of fundraising and are fun for the whole family.

In addition to the number of animals, there will be a children’s corner, roving magician and live music, plus a number of stalls selling a variety of items, a tombola and raffle. Dogs are also very welcome on a lead and parking is available on-site with disabled access.

In addition to the popular and traditional Cream Tea with two scones, cream and jam, a range of sandwiches and cakes will also be available.

Admission will be charged at just £7 per adult and £5 for children, or £15 per person to include the Cream Tea. Advance online booking is recommended via the charity’s website.

The Sanctuary organise a number of Open Days throughout the warmer months and further dates for 2024 are as follows:

  • Sunday 7 July with a fun dog show
  • Sunday 4 August
  • Sunday 1 September with a fun dog show
  • Sunday 6 October in celebration of World Animal Day

In addition to the Open Days, the charity also hosts a number of Afternoon Teas at the Sanctuary throughout the summer months and a variety of other fundraising events, Full details can be found on the Charity’s website.

Sue says, “We’re really looking forward to our June Open Day – it’s been a very wet and long winter and spring!

“We’re so immensely proud of what we achieve here, and love inviting visitors to come and meet the animals and learn more about what we do. When we can’t open due to the weather it’s such a blow to our fundraising and to our morale. Please do come and support us.”

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

Our thanks to Everything Horse for sharing details of our Open Day on their website.

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