Pony Days Return to Remus Horse Sanctuary
The long-awaited children’s Pony Days organised by Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex, will return for the summer holidays. Priced at just £45 per person, the Pony Days are suitable for boys and girls aged 9 years and over. The day will last from approximately 11am to 4pm and the 2016 dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 3 August
- Wednesday 10 August
- Sunday 14 August – Adults Only
- Wednesday 17 August
- Wednesday 24 August
- Wednesday 31 August
For anyone thinking of getting a pony or horse for their child or for those who just love being around them, this is the perfect day. Places are limited to just six children per date and bookings can be made via the website or by contacting the Sanctuary on tel: 01277 356191. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and refreshments for the day.
Each day, children attending will be ‘loaned’ a pony, to make up its feed, be taught how to groom and turn it out into the field, shown how to clean out the pony’s stable and make a nice new bed for him or her to come back into later. There’ll also be lots of tips, information and fun throughout the day.
Unfortunately, the Sanctuary has had to cancel two vital fundraising events recently due to wet weather. Events and fundraising play a vital part in raising much-needed funds to keep the Sanctuary going and Sue Burton, Founder, says, “We are delighted to welcome children and horse lovers back to the Sanctuary for our Pony Days this year. The work we do here is vital and these days are both great fun and a great way of educating the kids on animal welfare”.
For further information and to book, visit the website here or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.
Pictured in the first image are three of the Remus rescue animals including foal Dante (middle) who was dumped at Remus’ gates back in February 2015; he was just skin and bone, had clearly only recently lost his mum and didn’t even know what hay and food was. He was terrified and depressed. Talking to Dante on his left is Charlie and on his right is little Stix.