Summer is here and there are lots of fundraising event going on at the moment! There’s something for everyone🙂
We have a new Facebook group called “2nd hand tack sale site” whereby we are selling donated tack to raise funds. Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/273289533061232/ and grab yourself some bargains. The site is updated all the time, so keep checking it out.
If you fancy a day out, then come along to this Saturday 16th July for a Party in the Park!
Mars Petcare’s Melton manufacturing plant have organised a party in the park family day to raise funds for Hounds for Heroes, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary and Dogs Trust.
The event (9am to 4pm) will be held in the town’s Play Close Park on Saturday.
Attractions will include a giant sandpit, a bandstand DJ, stocks and sponges, dog agility, a scavenger hunt, four bouncy castles, a dog agility show, family and pet photography, barbecue and bake sale.
There will also be demonstrations by military working dogs and children will be able to see a working fire engine. Pablos will be holding a “Win a bottle of wine” game, kids lucky dip and some delicious home-made cakes so look out for our stall.
Bring the family and bring your dogs and enjoy a fun day out for good causes. Entry is free
This year we will be holding our Open Day on Sunday 28th August, on the Bank Holiday weekend. We have a demonstrations and agility displays from a dog behaviourist, who will also be able to answer any queries or issues you have about dog training. There is a also a fantastic raffle with some great prizes on offer……..more details later!
We are still looking for more volunteers, either to help out on the yard or with our fundraising events. If you are able to help out with fundraising as we have quite a few events arranged and a few more fundraisers would be a great help. Please get in touch if you are able to help.
We have a fantastic opportunity to improve your horsemanship – a raffle to win Dressage lessons!
You can win 3 x 45 minute dressage lessons with Emily Hedger, and international dressage rider and freelance trainer.
Emily teaches beginners to the more experience rider. The lesson can be taken together or individually at Emily’s location in Hickling in Leicestershire, or if you are within a 25 minute drive from Hickling. The lessons can be taken anytime upto Christmas 2016.
Ticket only cost £1 each, or 6 tickets for £5. The winner will be randomly drawn from an online electronic app. Your raffle numbers will be allocated on receipt of a cleared paypal payment (please use “friends and family” to avoid paying a fee, and mark as dressage raffle with your payment).
The paypal address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The draw date will be 1st June and details of the winner will be announced on Pablos facebook group and on this website.
We would also ask you to vote for Pablos on the Dodson & Horrell bursary voting platform, for a generous donation of £2000! please visit http://www.dodsonandhorrell.com/voting
Save the date
A table top tack sale is to be held on Friday 8th April from 6pm to 8pm (Traders from 5.30pm).
Venue is The Stute, Welby Road, Ashfordby Hill in Melton Mowbray (LE14 3RD)
Tables are only £7 each or £12 for 2 tables (5ft x 3ft). There are approx 20 tables which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Equine suppliers are welcome, as well as individuals.
Entrance fee is £1 on the night, which includes a free raffle ticket to win a bottle of wine. Under 16s enter for free.
All proceeds raised will be donated to us!
UPDATE! – WE ARE HOLDING AN AUCTION ON FACEBOOK starting on Sunday 28th February at 6.00pm please click on the link http://www.facebook.com/events/1554787824849226/ or see our Facebook page for more details
Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.
As you know, caring for horses is 365 days a year so a big thank you to all the volunteers for giving their time to help out of the Christmas and New Year period, and continue to do so over the Winter which is always the hardest time.
You may be aware that last year The Control of Horses Act 2015 came to law. This is to deter people from illegally grazing or simply abandoning horses on public and private land, which is known as ‘fly-grazing’. Horse owners who fly-graze their animals without permission can now be dealt with more quickly and effectively.
Under the previous Animals Act 1971 an abandoned horse could only be disposed of after 14 days through sale at market or public auction. The new Act means fly-grazing horses have to be reported to police within 24 hours, and owners now have four days to claim their animals.
Previously, an abandoned horse could only be disposed of through sale at market or public auction. The new law extends the options for dealing with abandoned horses, which now include private sale, gifting and rehoming.
As many as 3,000 horses are thought to be illegally fly-grazing across the country. However it is common for the horse-owner not to be prepared to pay the fine and collect their horse. This leaves the horse either being destroyed or being found a place at a horse sanctuary. Unfortunately most horse sanctuaries are full, including Pablos, and some sanctuaries are having to close down.
We hope that some solution can be found for these horses in need, and Pablos, along with all the other animal charities wish that they could give these horses a home but are unable due already stretched resources.
We would like to give a big thank you to Morrisons supermarket for their continued support by allowing store collections throughout the year.
Also a huge thank you to Tesco in Melton for holding a fundraising weekend for Pablos which raised an amazing £390. This included a tombola, run by the staff of Tescos and prizes donated by Tesco including Kindles, and for Melton Times to run an article. Also Tesco are donating unwanted vegetables to help to feed the horses and ponies, and they will be sending their maintenance crew to the main yard to help out.
We are grateful to all the supermarkets for their support, and we need to keep the fund raising momentum going, so if you would like to help volunteer, please get in touch.
If you have any unwanted horsey items, either tack, rugs etc, please could you consider donating these to Pablos, as those items which we can use, we can sell to raise much needed funds.
After the success of last years Fashion Show….this year we are holding another event on 23rd March at The Stute in Asfordby.
Clothes are from known high street labels at massively reduced prices, they carry a huge selection of stock. Come along and bag yourself many bargains.
Tickets £5, with a great raffle on the night.
Tickets are available from Joy at “Cards in the Mall” in Melton or Carole.
We would love to see you there!
A Christmas message from Carole
A sincere thank you to everyone who supports us and loves our beloved horses and ponies as much as we do, and help by all their kindness and donations in time to keep the Sanctuary going. We wish you very special Christmas wishes to you.
A big thank you to Naomi Olivia and her friends Kaisha Williams and Gary Palmer for decorating her pony, Oakly in Christmas theme and walking her around Ashfordby collecting donations for Pablos, an amazing £54 was raised, and you can see how Christmassy her pony looks!
A special thank you to Jenny for donating 170 bales of hay, and to the Eye Radio station for sending some of colleagues to the yard to help stack the hay safety in the stables, to Bag Force at Harby, who donated 8 tons of stone, as a Christmas present, which will help make the horses and ponies lives a bit easier on the yard, over the coming Winter months and to William Kitchen, aged 8 years old who raised £124 on a fun run.
Merry Christmas for all the horses, ponies and volunteers, and all the very best to all our supporters for 2016 xx
During the year, more horses were given sanctuary as there was nowhere for them to go, and unfortunately there have been a few fostered horses and ponies returned due to ill health of their foster cares. These horses and ponies are all very old and it is very hard to find foster homes for older equines.
The extra horses means more hay and volunteers to look after them are needed, so if you could help in any way, please get in touch.
We have updated our “Wish List” on Amazon.com. This is an easy way of helping the horses in our care, as delivery will go straight to the Sanctuary. Please click on the link: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fregistry%2Fwishlist%2FO273H40BBIK7%2Fref%3Dcm_sw_r_fa_wsv_83towb1K4PG2A&h=3AQHIlbW6
We held a fun-filled fundraising event of a Night at the Races at the Melton’s bar, Church Street in Melton on Saturday 31st October. Thank you to everyone for supporting the event.
Our next fundraising events are a “wine or water” stall at the Long Clawson Food Fair on Saturday 21st November. This is followed by a Christmas Coffee morning and Craft Fair on Saturday 28th November at the Old Dalby Village Hall. The doors open at 10am til 1pm, so come and see us! There’s also homemade cakes, craft stalls and a raffle.
On Friday 4th December we are holding an evening of live music and dance called “SHINE LIVE”. Hosted by Shine and want2dance with tickets at only £5. To be held at Melon Royal British Legion, we hope you can join us, if you can please call Carole on 07745 628 684 for tickets or more information.
If anyone could donate any suitable raffle prizes, to help us raise funds at these events, please get in touch. It will be so appreciated.