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Date: October 22nd
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Coombe Park Sanctuary
Have you have ever wondered what goes on in an equine rescue sanctuary? Or perhaps you are keen to meet horses and ponies and learn about their incredible lives? Look no further than our upcoming open days. These special events are packed with inspiring demonstrations, fun family activities and refreshments.
There will be activities for all the family including a behind-the-scenes self-guided tour with a brand-new guide leaflet and information boards, a kids’ seasonal trail and the opportunity to participate in our first citizen science project observing equine behaviour. There will also be a variety of interactive demonstrations throughout the day and the chance to speak with our knowledgeable grooms about the horses and ponies in our care. Visitors will see first-hand how their support makes a real difference to the lives of the horses and ponies who are cared for at the sanctuary.
Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day from our new horse trailer café and a pop-up shop will be selling the latest range of Mare and Foal Sanctuary sustainably sourced products. Visitors will be able to meet our adoption ponies Sir Didymus, Ludo, Geronimo and Vogue and even ‘adopt’ one of them after meeting them in person.
It will also be a unique opportunity to see the building progress of our new high intensity welfare unit. The Rosemary Kind High Intensity Welfare Unit is poised to become a UK centre of excellence in long-term, veterinarian-led equine care and management.
Booking in advance for the open days is essential and tickets will be available until the afternoon of each event. Admission to the open days is free.