Archive | August 2013

Fantastic Open Day

Visitors received a warm welcome

Visitors received a warm welcome

Hi everybody

Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend! As regular readers will know, after last year’s successful Open Day, we decided to hold an Open Day this year on Sunday 25th August and what a fantastic day was had! The day started with the volunteers arriving very early to start on the yard duties and setting up of all the stalls, ready for the earlier start this year at 11.00am.

Merchandise Stall

Merchandise Stall

A small crowd of visitors started to arrive and the main gate was opened at 11.00am. All visitors were met with a warm welcome and were given an information pack containing a Pablo’s information leaflet, a newsletter, recycling bags and a sponsored dog walk form (Saturday 12th October). On the yard there were stalls to browse; bric-a-brac, New and Nearly New Equine stall, how to sponsor a horse, our merchandise stall where t-shirts, polo-shirts, sweat-shirts, and cards were on sale. There was softball darts game and children’s lucky dip and a raffle with the most amazing prizes to be won. Also there was a drinks stall and stall selling delicious home-made cakes made by our volunteers, including a stall of “Chocolate Heaven.

Jester with two Pablo's suporters

Jester with two Pablo’s suporters

Visitors had a chance to guess the name of our new “horse” (seen here with 2 visitors), which was announced as “Jester” – well done to the winner.

Throughout the afternoon there were painted horse demonstrations by Rebecca Bishop Bsc Hons Equine Sports Therapy EEBW, being assisted by Bumblebee, on the horses anatomy and skeletal structure. Also Suzie Trelawney, Equine Dentist was there answering question on equine dentistry. Unfortunately, Dr Ray Smith was not able to be there on the day, but Spiritual Medium and Psychic Bob Perris volunteered his time and performed reading, and donated his fee to Pablos.

Rebecca's demonstration

Rebecca’s demonstration

And finally, Dolly (who at 48 years old, one of our OAPs) who put in a special appearance, circulating on the yard.

A big thank you to Joan, Anne, Ruthie, and Paul Hubbard of PeeWee toilet hire who donated the portable loo for the day, and also Swithland Water for donating the water cooler and bottles of water.

Bob Perris undertaking a reading

Bob Perris undertaking a reading

A fantastic £1046 was raised on the day which will all go towards the care of the horses and ponies. A huge thank you to ALL our super volunteers for giving their time, their energy and their skills to make the day so enjoyable. We could not have done it without you. And to everyone who came and supported the day to make it such a success. We hope you enjoyed being a part of it all, as much as we did having you along for the afternoon.

"Chocolate Heaven"

“Chocolate Heaven”

Next week the New and Nearly New Equine stall will be at Sutton Bonington Riding club on Sunday 1st September, weather permitting. Following on the Equine stall will be at Hose Vintage weekend, Canal Farm, Hose on Saturday 7th September. If anyone has any spare /outgrown riding kit to donate, please could you contact Wendy, due to the success of the stall we really need more stock.

Have a good week.

Rebecca and "skeletal" Bumblebee

Rebecca and “skeletal” Bumblebee

 

Some of our wonderful volunteers

Some of our wonderful volunteers

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Open Day this Bank Holiday Sunday!

Our new horse to name with volunteer Sue

Our new horse to name with volunteer Sue

Shanty and Bella

Shanty and Bella

Hi Everyone

It’s our Open Day on this Bank Holiday weekend – Sunday 25th August. The Open Day will start at 11.00am.  Rebecca Bishop Bsc Hons Equine Sports Therapy EEBW will hold the first of the painted horse demonstrations starting at 12.30pm and continuing every hour until 3.00pm. This is a great way to learn about a horse’s anatomy and how they move. Dr Ray Smith will be there holding demonstrations and will be available to answer any questions you have about your horse and saddle fitting on the day. Also Wendy will be there with the New and Nearly New Equine Stall and Suzie Trelawney, Equine Dentist will be there to answer an questions you may have regarding equine dentistry.  A fantastic day and remember it’s free entry to everyone!!

A fantastic raffle is to be drawn and we have some more great prizes to be won!  We now have cufflinks from Andy Skyes, 2 x cinema tickets for Melton Cinema, Cupcakes from Sugar Shamrocks and a voucher from Bliss Beauty.  This is in addition to: Tickets for Twinlakes, a voucher for a viewing of the Walker’s stadium (Leicester City Football Club), confectionary vouchers from Mars, voucher for a hair appointment, Hunt cake from Dickinson and Morris, voucher for Coco cakes, gift vouchers from Jupes, photoshoot from Derek Whitehouse, voucher from Doggy and Gobbana, 4 x tickets for Melon Mowbray theatre house and a voucher from Beauty Box.

Tickets are already being sold, at £1 for a strip of 5 tickets!!  If you would like a ticket, please get in touch with Carole.

We’d like to say a big thank you to a very kind gentleman who wrote a lovely letter to the Melton Times to appeal for a strimmer for the sanctuary.  This resulted in us having offers of strimmers, which we need to keep our fields tidy.  Also some of the fields we can use, if we keep the fields in a good condition and tidy for the owners which includes strimming.  We also like to thank long-standing supporters Peter and Lesley Marsh, who not only provide grazing but sent some money to purchase a strimmer.

Stalls at Eastwell Fete

Stalls at Eastwell Fete

Our volunteers Wendy, Sue and Chris held a fundraising stall at  Eastwell Fete on Saturday and raised  £28.   Wendy took the New and Nearly New Equine Stall to Soar Valley Riding Club in Quorn on Sunday and raised £159.   Thank you to Emma Tyson and all of the committee and members for their continued support.  Wendy will be holding the New and Nearly New Equine staff at our Open Day and at the Old Dalby Day on Bank holiday Monday.

We hope that we will see you on Sunday at our open day.  All our volunteers are arriving especially early to help set up, and if you are able to offer any help with the preparation / setting up / cleaning / jobs etc it would really be appreciated.

Have a good week.

Great Raffle Prizes

Jive

Jive

Hi Everybody

Its only just over 2 weeks to go before our Open Day on Sunday 25th August.  We’ve got some great raffle prizes on offer for the Raffle Draw at the Open Day on Sunday 25th August.  At only £1 for a strip of 5 tickets you could win one of the following prizes:

Tickets for Twinlakes, a voucher for a viewing of the Walker’s stadium (Leicester City Football Club), confectionary vouchers from Mars, voucher for a hair appointment, Hunt cake from Dickinson and Morris, voucher for Coco cakes, gift vouchers from Jupes, photoshoot from Derek Whitehouse, voucher from Doggy and Gobbana, 4 x tickets for Melon Mowbray theatre house and a voucher from Beauty Box.  Tickets are available in advance from Carole, so if you are unable to come and visit on the 25th you are still able to support us by entering the raffle and you could get lucky!

Our new horse with no name - can you help choose it?

Our new horse with no name – can you help choose it?

Also on the day, we will have a “Naming Competition” for our new horse!  As you can see from the photo, a pretty chestnut horse who needs a name and will be helping out with our fundraising events!  So get your thinking caps on!

Our volunteers, John and Jess held a fundraising stall at the Vintage Working weekend at Old Dalby and raised a fantastic £126, and volunteer Wendy was there withe the New and Nearly New Equine Stall which raised £89.  Thank you to everyone for their support.   Wendy will be taking the New and Nearly New Equine Staff to Eastwell fete on Saturday 17th August and then onto Soar Valley Riding Club in Quorn on Sunday 18th August. We are always very grateful for donated equine items to sell to raise much needed funds, if you are able to help please contact Wendy or Carole.

A charity fete and carboot will be held on Saturday 7th September from 2pm – 6pm at Kirby Barn Farm, Thorpe Satchville Road in Kirby Bellars in aid of Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary and Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk.  The afternoon will host a fete, car boot and dog ‘fun’ jumping.  For more details contact Beryl on 07884 472944.

We are pleased to announce our annual fundraiser, the sponsored dog walk which will be held on Saturday 13th October this year.  Application forms will be available soon – so Save the Date!

Thank you this week to Ken and Ann for their donation from holding a car boot sale and to Suzanne for her donation.

Equine Stall at Vintage Day in Old Dalby

Equine Stall at Vintage Day in Old Dalby

Have a good week.

Open Day coming soon

Open Day PosterHi everyone

It’s less than 3 weeks to go before our Open Day on Sunday 25th August. The Open Day will start at 11.00am with the first of the painted horse demonstrations starting at 12.30pm and continuing every hour until 3.00pm. Dr Ray Smith will be holding demonstrations and will be available to answer any questions you have about your horse and saddle fitting on the day. Also Wendy will be there with the New and Nearly New Equine Stall and Suzie Trelawney, Equine Dentist will be there to answer an questions you may have regarding equine dentistry.  A fantastic day and remember it’s free entry to everyone!!

Volunteer Wendy took the New and Nearly New Equine stall to the Quorn Hunt Pony Club One Day Event near Widmerpool and had a fantastic day. A huge thank you to Emily Holt, the QPC committee and members for their support. Wendy will be at The Vintage weekend at Old Dalby on Saturday 10th August, and volunteer John will be there on Sunday holding a fundraising stall. Wendy will be taking the New and Nearly New Equine Staff to Eastwell fete on Saturday 17th August and then onto Soar Valley Riding Club in Quorn on Sunday 18th August. We are always very grateful for donated equine items to sell to raise much needed funds, if you are able to help please contact Wendy

A big thank you this week to Sabrina who not only helps to look after Dizzy and Dodger, but has been getting raffle prizes for our Open Day and Melton Charter Fair. Amongst the great donated prizes (and a hugh thank you to Leicester City Football Club for a voucher for a viewing of the Walker’s stadium, to Stapleford Park for 2 vouchers for playing on their European Golf Champion Course and to Mars for their voucher for sweets and goodies. Also a big thank you to Anne Hilton who donated a big bottle containing coins which amounted to £30.

Have a good week