Fun Dog Show and Family Day Out in Essex

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates on Sunday 2 July to welcome members of the public for its fun Dog Show and Family Day from 1pm to 4pm. The Dog Show will commence at 2pm with bookings being taken from 1.30pm. Visitors will be able to meet Special Guest Minnie Mouse who will be making an appearance during the afternoon.

Open Days at the Sanctuary at Little Farm, Buttsbury, near Ingatestone, offer free parking on-site, with disabled access. Admission is charged at just £6 per adult and £4 for children. Cream Teas can be booked in advance for £15 per person, including entry. All dogs are welcome on a lead.

The popular 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.

The events at the Sanctuary are always fun and interesting for the whole family, with a children’s entertainer, facepainting, live music and sing-a-long entertainment, delicious refreshments, lots of stalls, a tombola and a raffle.

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 provides rehabilitation and care for around 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep and cats, and has been doing so since it was founded in 1983. As a result, the charity has created its 40th Anniversary Challenge this year to help raise awareness of the sheer number of animals being born to die. Details of the 40th Anniversary Challenge can be viewed at:

Sue Burton, founder of the Sanctuary says, “Our fun dog shows offer a new dimension to our Open Days and we always look forward to inviting visitors to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do.

“Young and old always have such a great time here. They get to meet some of our amazing animals and we give them an insight into the valuable work that we do in a fun way.

”This year is particularly special as we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary.”

To book tickets for the Open Day and Dog Show, visit the charity’s website at:

For anyone wishing to sponsor a dog class at the event, especially local businesses, please email: Further information is available on the website at and the charity’s Facebook page or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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