Fun Dog Show and Family Day at the Sanctuary

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates on Sunday 7 July to welcome members of the public for its fun Dog Show and Family Day from 1pm to 5pm. The Dog Show will commence at 1.30pm with bookings being taken from 1pm.

The Sanctuary at Little Farm, Buttsbury, near Ingatestone, offers free parking on-site with disabled access. Admission will be charged at just £4 per adult and £2 for children. Entry to the Dog Show is £1.50 per class.

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The Remus novelty Dog Show includes fun classes such as: Bad Hair Day and Best Sausage Catcher, along with the more meaningful – Dogs with a Disability (blind, deaf or a life-changing illness) and of course, the ever-popular Best in Show. The 1st – 6th winner receives a rosette and best Rescue Dog and Best in Show receive a trophy to keep.

The events at the Sanctuary are always fun and interesting for the whole family, with bouncy castles, a children’s entertainer, live music from Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments – including gluten-free sandwiches and homemade cakes – and lots of stalls including a tombola and raffle.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for around 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, one cow – born at the Sanctuary – goats, sheep and cats, and has been doing so since it was founded in 1983.

Every year the Sanctuary faces the risk of closure due to lack of funds. The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity which, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

The Sanctuary also host Afternoon Teas, Children’s Pony Days and complementary therapy workshops such as Reiki for Animals – the details for which can be found here.

Sue says,Our fun dog shows offer a new dimension to our open days and we always look forward to inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do.   

“Young and old always have such a great time and it means we’re able to show off our facilities and our amazing animals and give people an insight into the valuable work that we do in a fun way.”

For anyone wishing to sponsor a dog class at the event, especially local businesses, please email: For information about the Sanctuary, visit or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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