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: donate.giveasyoulive.com/campaign/40-anniversary-challenge.
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: www.remussanctuary.org/events/open-day-at-the-sanctuary-july.
For anyone wishing to sponsor a dog class at the event, especially local businesses, please email: email@example.com. Further information is available on the website at www.remussanctuary.org and the charity’s Facebook page or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.
Meet the Princesses at Remus Horse Sanctuary
Visitors to the final Open Day of 2016 at Remus Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 2 October will be able to meet special guests, Snow White, Cinderella and friends. Entry to the event is just £4 for adults and £2 for children and members can receive a discount upon presentation of their membership card. The event will take place from 1pm to 5pm at Little Farm, Ingatestone.
The date marks the last in a series of Open Days held during the summer months to raise much needed funds for the Sanctuary. However, extremely wet weather and flooding meant that the first three events of the year (May to July inclusive) were cancelled, severely impacting on the charity’s finances.
The Sanctuary’s Open Days offer entertainment for the whole family and, in addition to the Princesses, there will be competitions and games, music from local band Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments such as sandwiches (including gluten free) and homemade cakes, many 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, “Losing out on three important events earlier this year has been really traumatic and we’ve yet to make up the shortfall. We need this last event of the season to be a bumper day to help boost our finances and we’re hoping that the Princesses will be a crowd pleaser.”
For further information, please browse the website or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.