All the horses and ponies are well and have been enjoying the lovely sunny weather we’ve had over the past week. We are pleased to report three of the four Dartmoor yearlings have now been safely gelded by the Defense Animal Centre (DAC). However, much to everyone’s surprise one of the yearlings turned out to be a mare! A huge thank you to the DAC for giving their time and expertise to safely perform the operations, it is really appreciated. Also we have some great news that two of the yearlings have found a fantastic foster home together in the local area. It is planned for Dreamer and Darcy to be transported this coming Friday to their new home. As regular readers know, we are looking for permanent foster homes for the other two yearlings, also homes for two coloured ponies who are approx 2 years old and are standing at 13hh. If you have the suitable facilities and appropriate horse knowledge and experience, and would like more information please get in touch with Carole.
Our volunteer Wendy held Pablo’s new and nearly new equine stall at Canaan Farm, Costock, at their Olympic show on Saturday which raised £38. A big thank you to Karen and Hayley Sankey at Canaan Farm for their support. Also thank you to the lady (sorry we did not get your name) who donated some large outdoor rugs for our horses on the day. Wendy will holding the new and nearly new equine stall at Vale View in Old Dalby on Saturday and Sunday this weekend (weather permitting!) so please pop over and say hello and pick up a bargain as well!
On Saturday our volunteer John held a cake sale on Melton Mowbray market and raised an amazing £204. A big thank you to everyone who supported the stall by baking such delicious cakes and for everyone who purchased a cake. This Saturday, Carole will be holding a bric-a-brac stall on Melton Mowbray market so if you are in Melton on Saturday, please pop over and say hello.
A huge thank you to Grace Hall-Daley(12) and Lili Gibson(9) of Waltham on the Wolds who wanted to raise some funds for Pablo’s. They came up with the idea of a cart pull, so Grace pulled the cart on her hands and knees with Lili in the cart for over a mile around the village and collected money on the way. They collected a fantastic £31. Grace and Lili are both devoted to horses, are pony club members and ride at Ironstone riding school. Also thank you to their dad Mick Daley for his support as well.
A huge thank you to the following for their very kind donations received over the past two weeks: Mr Rowbottom for his cheque for £100, Beryl from Leicester for her donation of £20, Chris Smith for the donation of £10 and Tina Booth for her donation of £250. Also to Phylis and Richard who regularly save their spare pennies in a box for the horses and ponies which amounted to £56 this time. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for all their help and support, either through donations, fundraising, monthly contributions and horse sponsorship. With all your help, in-roads are being made into the accumulated running costs for the Sanctuary, and this helps to ensure the charity can continue on into the future.
Remember our Open Day is Sunday 26th August – with doors opening at 12.00 noon. We hope you can make it!
Have a good week .