LAUNCH OF OUR NEW NOSEBAG APPEAL - HELP US TO FEED THE HORSES
Please help us put the right ingredients in the horses' nosebags! Choose from our Stilemans Food Store and just as you would at home 'buy' what you feel you can afford, in the form of a donation, which you can Gift Aid. Click on this link to see what is on sale.
UPDATE ON HORSE NEWS: SADNESS AND JOY
It was with great sadness we learned recently of the loss of Shakerattleandroll, known to us as Rolo, who suffered a fatal injury in a freak accident in his paddock
Our thoughts are with Jaye who gave Rolo a loving home for the past six years and had formed a truly deep bond with him. Rolo was a true gentleman who gave his all and never asked for a thing in return, he will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all who were lucky enough to know him.
Very encouraging news that Wavertree Warrior's flexible Imprint shoes have encouraged new hoof and foot growth. Recent X-rays have shown a degree of stabilisation of his problem foot which has delighted the vet and specialist farrier, who examined him recently. Former connections made a great fuss of him at the recent Members' Open Day; his JustGiving page is still open for donations towards the special care he needs.
The most recent riding horse to move on after assessment at Stilemans is Portrait Emotion. Buddy as she calls him, is settling in very well with his new keeper Mary in Kent.
Our latest recruit is multiple race winner The Betchworth Kid, whose connections have been long time active supporters of the Sanctuary. Injury brought BK's racing career to a close, but he recovered sufficiently well to have a subsequent career at the Northern Racing School, before further injury set him back, and the decision was taken that he should move to Stilemans into the care of Graham and Sue. Here he is surveying his new home from the isolation paddock he will use for a couple of weeks, to insure he is free of infection.
Do not forget that you do not have to wait a month for news of the horses: Graham posts much more regular updates on our Facebook page: click here.
NO INCREASE IN PRICE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT TO PUT IN YOUR DIARIES
Our next major fundraising event will be a Champagne Reception and Lunch with Charity Auction at Sandown Park Racecourse on Wednesday 16 September 2015
Wonderful news that our major partners St James's Place Wealth Management have renewed their generous sponsorship and support for this event. Victoria and Graham have reached an agreement with the racecourse management, which will allow us to keep the cost per head at £85. This is a great event to enjoy with your friends, and represents exceptional value for a day's quality sporting entertainment. So please make sure your friends also have this date reserved in their dairies.
Regular supporters will soon be receiving their invitations by post. However, if you would like to reserve tickets online, a booking form will be available shortly through the Sandown Raceday page on our website with a link posted on Facebook.
Do not forget Val's Quiz Night at Godalming Borough Hall on Saturday 6 June. For all the details please download the file from this link.
Supporter Julia has used her influence in Hollywood to secure us a promise of a showing of the new equine feel-good film Dark Horse at a Picture House venue. Details still have to be sorted out, but watch this space - well our website really! We will probably aim for early in the summer school holidays.