Horse sanctuary still welcoming entries for next month’s annual show in Stonham Aspal

Supreme champion Cainside Houdini and Amelia Short in 2015. ANL-160604-114031001
Supreme champion Cainside Houdini and Amelia Short in 2015. ANL-160604-114031001

A horse rescue charity says entries are still being welcomed for their annual show which takes place next month.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, which has an office in Hapton and was established in 1984, will host the event on Sunday, May 15 at the Topthorn Equestrian Centre in Stonham Aspal.

Last year’s show was our most successful one to date, and a super day was had by all

Stacey Harvey

A spokesperson for the event said it was hoped the rescue class would be “as popular as ever”, welcoming rescued ponies from any charity to take part, while other classes include retired racehorses, veterans, foreign breeds, as well as their affiliated Donkey Breed Society classes.

Redwings Show organiser Stacey Harvey said: “Last year’s show was our most successful one to date, and a super day was had by all.

“We are hoping to replicate that once again this year by providing the opportunity for riders and horses of all ages and abilities to come along and give showing a go in a relaxed and friendly environment.

“We are also really excited to be holding our heavy horse classes once again and hope to see some magnificent heavies this year.”

The charity, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, it is now the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, working to save horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Following a merger with Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Scotland in January 2015, the charity now cares for more than 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys at ten centres around the country every day.

For entry details and to download this year’s schedule, visit www.redwings.org.uk/show-2016.

And for more on Redwings, visit their website at www.redwings.org.uk

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