Archive | August 2014

August and our Open Day

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Hi Everyone

Open_Day_2014forWebHope you have all been enjoying the beautiful Summer that we’ve had so far. All the horses and ponies are well and have been in their Summer paddocks enjoying themselves over the last month.

It’s not long now before our 3rd Open Day, which will be held on Sunday 24th August (bank holiday Sunday) at the main yard in Long Clawson. Everyone and their families are welcome, it’s only £2 entry with children under 16  free, and a great family day out.  Doors open at 12 noon until 4.oopm

There will be demonstrations and advice from our farrier, Bob Black-Wood and also Reiki demonstrations, there will be stalls and games, and also there will be a palm reader and angel card reader. We have our volunteer Russ who will be entertaining us by singing popular songs, whilst playing his guitar.  Our fantastic raffle  will be drawn on the day, and you could win one of the following prizes :

1st prize is a Cross-Country Driving Day with Landrover at Eastnor Castle for 4 people with lunch included. The total prize is valued at £1300!
2nd prize of £100 High Street vouchers
3rd prize of a personalised hand drawn Pet Portrait worth £50.

Tickets are only £1 each. If you would like to buy a book please contact volunteer John on johnbrown440@hotmail.com or tickets will be available to purchase on the day. All proceeds will be helping the horses and ponies at Pablos.

Dog_Walk_2014Also we have our annual Sponsored Dog Walk “Waggin and Walkin” on Sunday 5th October at The Rose and Crown Pub in Long Clawson, for a gentle 5km walk around Long Clawson and is suitable for all ages and abilities (dogs and owners alike).  We would love for you to take part, all you need to do is email Sue at sue@stayfree.co.uk or call 0116 2532064.  For your registration form, please click here. dog walk reg form2014 This is a great, friendly and fun event which helps fundraise to help the horses and ponies at Pablo’s.

As many of you are aware, a team from MARS at Waltham (Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition (WCPN)) spent the day with us on 10th July. The team did an amazing job of creosoting the fence rails and posts, supplying a brand new gate for the small manège area, and for hardcoring 3 gate areas.  Not only did they do all this, they have very kindly and generously donated a some feed and feed vouchers as well.  A sincere thank you to MARS for all their support.

We would also like to give a big thank you to Dr Gallop for her generous donation of 200 bales of hay, and to Roger, Rosie and Gerry for unloading the bales in the extremely hot weather, to Mikala, who spent a week’s work experience with us, and for her charm, hard work and being such a pleasure to have around, and thank you to her parents for their donation, to Nicky and Brian for their kind donation of  hay and straw which they brought to the yard, to the 2nd Bottlesford Brownies for donating the amount in their penny jar which amounted to £18.57.

Hope to see you on the 24th.