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: info@remussanctuary.org. For information about the Sanctuary, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

Family Fun Day at the Sanctuary

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates for only the second time this year on Sunday 2 June and visitors, members and supporters are welcome to come and meet the 200+ animals and learn about the Sanctuary’s horse welfare programme from 1pm to 5pm.

Parking is available on-site, with disabled access, and dogs are very welcome on a lead. Admission will be charged at just £4 per adult and £2 for children.

The summer Open Days at the Sanctuary are 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.

The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for us as, due to our location on greenbelt land, we 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 an adults’ familiarisation day – the details for which can be found here.

Sue says,We always look forward to our Open Days and enjoy inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do. Everyone always has 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 further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

First Open Day for 2019 on Early May Bank Holiday Weekend

The humans at Remus Horse Sanctuary are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Sanctuary to meet the 200+ animals, for the first time this year on Sunday 5 May from 1pm to 5pm.

Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are very welcome on a lead. Admission will be charged at just £4 per adult and £2 for children.

Further Sundays during the Summer when visitors will be able to visit the Sanctuary are:

  • Sunday 2 June
  • Sunday 7 July including a fun dog show
  • Sunday 4 August
  • Sunday 1 September including a fun dog show
  • Sunday 6 October

The Open Days at the Sanctuary are fun for the whole family, with bouncy castles, live performances from children’s entertainer Magic Rich, 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 also hosts Afternoon Teas and Children’s Pony Days, the details for which can be found here.

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

Sue says,We look forward to this time of year immensely and love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do. We always have such a great time showing off our facilities and our amazing animals and giving people an insight into the valuable work that we do.

“On May 5th we’re also expecting the local fire brigade to attend and put on a display, which will be exciting to see!”

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

Horse Charity’s Plea for Autumn Open Day

Remus Horse Sanctuary’s final Open Day of the 2018 season will take place on Sunday 7 October and feature a whole host of entertainment for children including: children’s entertainer, Magic Dave, face painting, many games and two bouncy castles; musical entertainment will be provided by local band, Midnite Blu; refreshments of sandwiches and cakes (including gluten free) will be available all afternoon; a raffle, tombola and numerous stalls will amuse the whole family.

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However, its not all fun and laughter at the horse charity near Ingatestone in Essex. The summer heatwave meant that grass everywhere struggled to grow and Remus, in particular, needed to buy in food throughout those many months stretching our already limited budget. As a result, its already forecasting a need for additional financial support to get through the cold winter months.

Founder, Sue Burton, said: “We’ve never been a rich charity but just as we get our heads above water something else comes along to knock us back.   

“Our work here never gets any easier – rescuing a horse is expensive and normally it’ll either be in ill health or suffering some other form of trauma. It then requires extra medical attention, round the clock care, medication and specialist food.

“Our bills seem to rise constantly, and the cold weather brought on by the winter means extra heat and extra food and nourishment for both the ill and the elderly animals. You can see why people liken us to a hospice!”

For those unable to visit on Sunday 7 October, Sue is pleading for donations to help with the task ahead, “Please help us get through another winter. I’ve given my life for the animals in our care at Remus, but we can’t continue to do it without financial support.”

Full details of how donations can be made can be found on the website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate.

Entry to the Open Day event on Sunday 7 October is just £4 for adults and £2 for children and the gates will be open from 1pm until 5pm at the Sanctuary’s premises near Ingatestone in Essex.  Parking is available on-site, with disabled access, and dogs are welcome on a lead.

The Sanctuary has been providing rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats for the past 35 years. All of the animals at Remus are victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent.

Naturally, the Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for us as, due to our location on greenbelt land, we can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Sue Burton concluded, “The Open Days are a really important to us, not only in terms of fundraising, but they also give us opportunity to educate people about what we do here. Visitors will have a fun day meeting our latest rescues and learning about our many other successes.”

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

Charity Open Day & Novelty Dog Show

Dog lovers across the South East of England are invited to Remus Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 2 September for the second of our fun Dog Shows taking place at the next Open Day. Visitors will also be able to meet the latest rescues including Daisy pictured.

Enjoying our 35th anniversary year, Remus host just six Open Days between May and October opening on the first Sunday of every month, and two dates – July and September – feature a Novelty Dog Show including fun classes such as: Bad Hair Day and Best Sausage Catcher, along with something more meaningful – Dogs with a Disability (blind, deaf or a life changing illness) and of course, the ever-popular Best in Show.  Entry into each class costs just £1.50 and the 1st – 6th winner receives a rosette.  Entries will be taken from 1pm, show starts 1.30pm.

Entry to the Open Day is £4 for adults and £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm.  The Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family including a kids’ corner with face painting and bouncy castles and live performances from children’s entertainer Magic Dave, competitions and games; music from local band Midnite Blu; delicious refreshments including sandwiches and homemade cakes – including gluten free; many stalls and a raffle.

Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome at every Open Day 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 us as, due to our location on greenbelt land, we can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Founder of the Sanctuary, Sue Burton, says, “We love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary, and the novelty dog shows are always such great fun!  Opening to the public in this way allows us to show-off our premises and our animals, giving people a real insight into the amazing work that we do.”

For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.  For companies wishing to sponsor a class at the event, please email: info@remussanctuary.org.

A Fun Day Out for the Whole Family

Remus Horse Sanctuary’s Open Day on Sunday 5 August will see children’s entertainer, Magic Dave, and with a dedicated children’s area with two bouncy castles, music from Midnite Blu and competitions and games to entertain the whole family.

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. Parking is available on-site, with disabled access, and dogs are welcome on a lead. Members can obtain a discount on the entry price by bringing their membership card.

The Sanctuary opens its gate just six times a year offering entertainment for the whole family, with a kids’ corner, competitions and games, music, delicious refreshments including sandwiches (including gluten free) and homemade cakes, alongside stalls and a raffle.

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 which, 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 also in educating people about what we do here. Visitors will be able to meet Jake, our latest rescue, and learn about our many other successes.”

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

Charity Open Day & Dog Show

Dog lovers across the South East of England are invited to Remus Horse Sanctuary on Sunday 1 July for our fun Dog Show taking place at the next Open Day.

Remus host just six Open Days per year and the July and September dates feature a Novelty Dog Show including fun classes such as: Bad Hair Day and Best Sausage Catcher, along with something more meaningful – Dogs with a Disability (blind, deaf or a life changing illness) and of course, the ever-popular Best in Show. Entry into each class costs just £1.50 and the 1st – 6th winner receives a rosette. Entries will be taken from 1pm, show starts 1.30pm.

Entry to the Open Day is £4 for adults and £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm. The Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family including a kids’ corner with bouncy castles and live performances from children’s entertainer Magic Dave, competitions and games, music from local band Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments including sandwiches and homemade cakes, many stalls and a raffle. Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome at every Open Day on a lead.

The Open Day poster is available to download and share here.

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 our 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, “We love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary, and the novelty dog shows are always such great fun! Opening to the public in this way allows us to show-off our premises and our animals, giving people a real insight into the amazing work that we do.”

For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191. For companies wishing to sponsor a class at the event, please email: info@remussanctuary.org.

Rescued Foal Joins Open Season at Remus Horse Sanctuary

Remus Horse Sanctuary is delighted to open its gates and welcome visitors to the Sanctuary for the first time this year on Sunday 3 June 2018. Visitors will also be able to meet the latest little rescued foal – Jake.

Open from 1pm to 5pm, the Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family including competitions and games, bouncy castles and live performances from children’s entertainer Magic Dave, music from Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments including gluten-free sandwiches and homemade cakes, lots of stalls and a raffle.

Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome on a lead. Admission will be charged at just £4 per adult and £2 for children. Members of the Sanctuary will receive a discount upon presentation of their membership card.

The Open Day poster is available to download and share here.

Visitors to the Open Days will be able to meet Jake, the newest rescue at the Sanctuary [Pictured]. He was dumped behind Buttsbury Church in Essex on a Sunday evening in March and was roaming loose for some days with no fencing between him and the busy road and the swollen river.

Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary said, “Jake is only a baby and when he arrived he was terrified! He is still skinny and was crawling with lice and infested with worms but such a sweetie. Because he is so feral, as are so many who are dumped now – more of the foals born to die – and indeed three died on Essex roads in March alone, it meant bringing in some veterinary experts to travel and dart him early one morning.”

We are so pleased that we were able to save him before he became another statistic. He had a very frightening few days before arrival, so we left him in a warm stable with food and water and deep bed to settle down and relax. He has now paired up with Heidi, one of the foals we rescued last summer, who at two months old was found tethered with her two baby friends, one of which was so poorly he died. They are both getting on well and it’s so nice to see them both relaxing and playing in the fields together.”

Donations for the foal can be made via a number of ways and details can be found on the website at: https://www.remussanctuary.org/donate/.

Further dates throughout the 2018 season can be found below:

  • Sunday 1 July
  • Sunday 5 August
  • Sunday 2 September
  • Sunday 7 October

The Sanctuary also host Afternoon Teas and Children’s Pony Days, the details for which can be found on the website: https://www.remussanctuary.org/events/.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for around 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats. 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.

Sue says, “We love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do.  We always have such a great time showing off our facilities and our amazing animals and giving people an insight into the valuable work that we do.”

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

Latest news and events for 2018

You’ll be pleased to hear that our website is now fully up to date with our events for 2018. Click here to find out more about our events, including our Spring Sales, Quiz Night and Ladies’ Fashion Show and our Kids Pony Days return for the Easter holidays. Click here to download and print a pdf of all dates.

Life at the Sanctuary is not getting any easier, so we try to make it as simple as possible for you to help us here at the Charity, from supporting our events, to donating clothing and bric-a-brac, to volunteering. Click on any of the highlighted links below and you’ll be directed to the appropriate page on our website.

Food & Donations

It’s that time of year when donations go down but our costs rise as we need more bedding, food and forage on site and need to try to get forage and water out to as many horses left tethered on the sides of the road as we can. Can you help us with a donation or food?

Also at this time of year we use more money on pain relief for the old horses and ponies who have arthritis and joint issues and rugs for all the horses, especially in the severe cold spells like we’ve recently experienced, so it really is a very costly time for us.

These efforts can mean the difference between life and death, so thank you for any help that you may be able to offer!

Afternoon Teas & Open Days

Looking ahead to the warmer weather, both of these events are very good for Remus from a promotional and a fundraising perspective but we are desperate for people to join our Afternoon Tea Team and our Open Day Teams.

There are seven Afternoon Teas planned for this year and six Open Days. If you can help at either, or would like more information to help promote these events, please do call or email the Sanctuary.

We really do need more help to both continue these events and to make them successful. Find out more about volunteering here.

Recycling

Do you have any unwanted presents – Christmas or Birthday – that you no longer want or require or any good quality bric-a-brac? If so we would love to have them at the Sanctuary to help raise funds for the horses.

Don’t forget we can turn your used stamps, old coins, foreign currency, old phones, old clothes, printer cartridges, any World War memorabilia, and books into cash for the animals!

For details of all of the ways you can help Remus with your recycling, and more, please click here and do remember to encourage your friends and family for us too!

Final Chance to Visit Remus Horse Sanctuary this Season

**Sadly we have had to cancel this event due to the wet ground.**

Visitors to Remus’ final Open Day of the 2017 Season, on Sunday 1 October will see children’s entertainer, Magic Dave, joining the entertainment line-up, along with various Princess characters from children’s films, and a children’s area with bouncy castles, music from Midnite Blu and competitions and games to entertain the whole family.

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. Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome on a lead.

The date marks the last in a series of Open Days held during the summer months to raise much needed funds for the Sanctuary. Remus Horse Sanctuary is funded totally by public donations and its own fundraising and event activities.

The Sanctuary opens its gates just six times a year offering entertainment for the whole family, with a kids’ corner, bouncy castles, competitions and games, music, delicious refreshments including sandwiches (including gluten free) and homemade cakes, alongside stalls and a raffle.

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 us as, due to our location on greenbelt land, we 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.

 Visitors will be able to meet the two foals Heidi and Mason, our latest rescues, and learn about our many other successes.”

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

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