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Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Norwich to hold open day

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

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The UK’s largest horse sanctuary is opening the doors to its Norfolk headquarters to give people an exclusive look behind the scenes.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARYRedwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

Redwings Horse Sanctuary will open its Hapton headquarters, south of Norwich, on Sunday, July 23, between 10am and 4pm

The event will include tours of the charity’s Horse Hospital by its veterinary team, where visitors can meet rescued horses and donkeys, as well as find out about how the charity cares for its 1,500 residents – of which almost 350 live at its 350-acre headquarters.

Redwings’ rehoming team will showcase how the charity trains its horses – many of whom have been rescued as completely unhandled or semi-feral – to get them ready to find life outside the sanctuary.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue will give demonstrations of how firefighters rescue animals from tricky situations, with the help of training model horse Randy.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Pictured is Maya. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARYRedwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Pictured is Maya. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

There will be opportunities for visitors to enjoy “meet the ponies” tours, pony grooming and meet Redwings’ mascots, Red and Wings.

Adoption Star Maya will also be paying supporters a visit at the open day. Visitors can enjoy meeting the charity’s very own real-life Black Beauty who, just like the beloved fictional character, sadly had to overcome adversity before her rescue.

Visitors can take their pick from a range of hot and cold food and drink options, as well as browse the charity’s bring and buy sale offerings or see Redwings’ exclusive gift range, which will be available at special discounted rates for the day.

“We are delighted to be able to once again open the doors of our headquarters to visitors,” said Redwings chief executive Lynn Cutress.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARYRedwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, near Norwich, is holding an open day. Picture: REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY

“As we are a charity funded 100pc by donations. It is so important for us to be able to offer our supporters these unique opportunities to see behind the scenes and exactly how their generosity helps us to help horses in need.

“Everyone really will be welcomed with open arms and we are hopeful for a fantastic turnout.”

Entrance to the Redwings Hapton Open Day is free and every visitor will receive a free tea or coffee voucher to be redeemed at any of the charity’s five UK visitor centres, which are open all year round.

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