New Attractions at Sanctuary Open Day

Visitors to the Remus Horse Sanctuary Open Day on Sunday 4 June will be able to try their hand at dog agility, meet various Princess characters from children’s films and enjoy a wildlife talk called ‘Bird Habitats Around Billericay’, with Bird Song. Entry to the event will be just £4 for adults and £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm at the Sanctuary near Ingatestone.

The Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family, with a kids’ corner, bouncy castle, competitions and games, music from local band Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments including sandwiches (many gluten free) and homemade cakes, alongside stalls and a raffle.  Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome on a lead.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats.  The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity that, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Founder of the Sanctuary, Sue Burton, says, “The Open Days are a really important to us, not only in terms of fundraising, but educating people about what we do here.  In addition to the dog agility and wildlife talk this month, visitors will have opportunity to learn how to take heart rates and measure a horse, as well as learning about the different feeding strategies that we use.”

Would you like to be in with a chance of winning £500 towards a dog friendly holiday?

The Kennel Club and Dog Friendly are on the hunt for the UK’s most dog friendly businesses, and we are inviting YOU to participate!

Encourage your friends, family, clients, and fellow dog lovers to nominate and vote for us – Remus Horse Sanctuary under the category of ‘Days Out’. Everyone who makes a nomination or votes will be entered into a free prize draw to win £500 towards a dog-friendly holiday, with runner up prizes of ten pairs of tickets to Crufts and Discover Dogs! You will also get a free one year membership, worth £5.99, to the Dog Friendly database so that you can find dog friendly venues throughout the UK.

The winners in all categories will be determined by public vote. In addition to the category awards, a Special Recognition prize will be awarded to a place or business that the Kennel Club identifies as pulling out all the stops for its canine customers.

The awards will be presented at Eukanuba Discover Dogs on the 17th-18th October 2015 at ExCeL, London. The Awards look to honour those businesses that are offering innovative services to attract dog owners into their premises. So, if you think we pull out all the stops for you and your dog, simply nominate us in the Be Dog Friendly Awards 2015!

To nominate and vote for us, please visit the Be Dog Friendly Awards website at www.bedogfriendlyawards.com – just search for Remus Horse Sanctuary and vote for us under the category of ‘Days Out’.

The competition closes on 18th September 2015, so make sure you spread the word about being dog friendly!

Why not tweet or upload a picture of your dog enjoying a dog friendly day out with the hashtag #bedogfriendly and make sure you share with us on Facebook and Twitter @RemusHorse.

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