Redwings Horse Sanctuary has released the date and schedule for its annual show, to be held at Topthorn Equestrian Centre, Suffolk, on Sunday 13th May.
The show, now in its ninth year, continues to offer a varied schedule with classes for everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned show-goers.
Once again the popular rescue classes will return, and this year they will be the Amersham 10 Ridden Best Rescue and Amersham 10 In Hand Best Rescue classes. Redwings is marking the 10-year anniversary of the notorious rescue of over 100 horses and donkeys from Spindle Farm in Amersham with a series of commemorations this year, including at the charity’s annual show.
As always, the rescue classes will be open to rescued horses or ponies rehomed from any registered charity but the entry fees will go towards Redwings’ Amersham 10 fund, helping to care for the 58 Amersham survivors still enjoying a happy life at the Sanctuary for the next 10 years and beyond.
Other classes on offer include Working Hunter, Veteran and Heavy Horse classes alongside traditional In-hand and Ridden showing classes. There will also be a dedicated Novice Ring, and Just for Fun classes, perfect for those horses and riders looking for a friendly and supportive show to get some practice in the show-ring or for a fun day out with their four-legged friend.
The Redwings Show will continue to hold Donkey Breed Society Affiliated Donkey classes this year, open to members and non-members, welcoming long-eared competitors and their owners to join in the fun.
Feed company Spillers has kindly donated a prize of £100 in vouchers for the winner of the Spillers Best Condition Championship, and Diss Event Photography will be attending the show to print photos on the day, so competitors can take their memories of the show home.
Redwings Show organiser Jude Palmer said: “We hope that our schedule will continue to offer something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming lots of competitors, old and new to the show!
“In this special Amersham 10 commemorative year, we are delighted that our Rescue Classes will continue to showcase just what any rescued horse and pony can do given a second chance. Hopefully we will even have some of our own rehomed Amersham survivors compete to show just how far they have come since their rescue from such appalling conditions.”
The full schedule and entry forms can be viewed on the Redwings website www.redwings.org.uk or alternatively contact show organiser Jude Palmer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01508 481032.