All the horses and ponies are well and been enjoying the Summer weather. Well, its only 12 days to go before the Horse Whisperer event on Saturday 6th August! Adam Shereston, internationally renowed Horse Whisperer whose Clinic is now based in Spain, came to Pablo’s for the first time last year, and supports the Sanctuary by offering his time for free to raise much needed funds to be keep the Sanctuary going. During August Adam is also holding events at the Northcotes Heavy Horse Centre, Lincolnshire, The Thoroughbreed Rehabilitation Centre in Lancashire and the Shy Lowen Horse and Pony Sanctuary in Liverpool, and we are very honoured that Adam chooses to give his support to Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary as well. Tickets are on sale now at only £7.50, but if you mention The Melton Times, or 103 The Eye when ordering your tickets you can purchase them for only £5.00. A great day is planned with Adam starting his demonstrations at 10.00am through to 5.00pm, also on the day will be a sale of ladies nearly new clothes, Pablo’s new and nearly-new equine stall, a raffle with great prizes to be won and an auction for a day with Adam. For tickets, please contact either Rachel on 01664 820278 or Carole on07745-628684.
Our beautiful yard cat, Lacey is still missing and everyone is very worried about her welfare. Please if you have any information on Lacey please get in touch.
Unfortunately, over the past few weeks there has been alot of burglaries to farms and livery yards in the area. Pablo’s has been donated a large supply of security equipment including alarms and CCTV cameras and these have been installed on the yard, which will ensure the safety of the horses and ponies. The person who generous donationed the equipment would like to remain anonymous, but thank you so much.
As we have had such a little amount of rain over the past few months, this has meant that the grass has not grown in the paddocks so hay is having to be provided on a daily basis. Sam, who is part of our volunteer Fix It Team, told his mum, Sue, who then promptly emptied her penny jar which amounted to £7. Sue, made the donation £7 in all pennies and tuppences and this will be put towards the funds needed for the Winter Hay bill. As every penny matters at Pablos’s if you have a penny jar and would like to donate the contents – it’s not a problem being all in change – it would be really appreciated.
This week’s big Pablo’s thank yous start with Gayle, Rachel and Margaret who joined Carole to help raise funds in Melton Mowbray for a street collection on Saturday 23rd July. A fantastic £249.69 was generously given by the kind people of Melton Mowbray in town that day and we can assure you that 100% of monies raised are spent on the welfare of the horses and ponies. We’d also like to give a special thank you to Carole’s 5 year old grandson Jenson for coming into town for a while and giving his support!
Also this week, two of our teenage volunteers Jolanda and Jenny completed a sponsored bike ride around Rutland water and raised an incredible £213. Jolanda and Jenny told nobody on the yard that they were doing this as they wanted it to be a big surprise – and it was!! Jolanda and Jenny volunteer their time at the weekends to help care for the horses and ponies and a huge thank you to them both – you’re stars!
A final thank you this week to Jackie for removing all the rubbish bags and taking them back to her livery yard and putting them in the skip there, and also to Angie and her daughter, who are one of Jester previous owners, for supporting the Sanctuary by bringing bags of “Happy Hoof” food and helping out on the yard by doing the poo-picking.