Visitors will be able to meet all 200 animals – including two new additions, Holly and Gracie, who arrived at the Sanctuary in February, both blind and in foal - enjoy refreshments, entertainment from Midnite Blu and Basil Fawlty and, for the children, there will be lots of activities and games. Admission for adults is £4, entry for children is free and dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.
Due to the Sanctuary’s location, which is on green belt land, it can only open to the public six times a year. The Open Days, which are the Sanctuary’s primary source of fundraising, along with membership sales and animal sponsorship, help contribute to the annual running costs of £400,000.
Sue Burton, the Sanctuary’s founder says, “Our Open Days are a great way of introducing the public to the plight of horse welfare, currently in crisis in the UK, and for them to learn more about animal husbandry.” Sue went on to say that not everyone mistreats an animal through malice, but that sometimes it is through sheer lack of awareness or education, “the Open Days are a fun way of introducing young and old to animal welfare and we’re all looking forward to opening our doors for the first time in 2014”.
For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.