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17 December 2018

It's time for Olympia!

Hey, Red Here!
 
You know it's Christmastime when it’s time for Olympia, The London International Horse Show. It’s our last show of the year, so if you’re there this week go say hello to my buddies. I know they love seeing our amazing supporters. Pay them a visit on stand C53, in the shopping village, where you can chat to them about Redwings’ work, their favourite ponies and get a bit of Christmas shopping done too!
 
I can’t wait to hear all about the shows and shopping! Enjoy Olympia!
 

 

18 October 2018

Autumn half-term fun for England!

Hey, it’s Red here.
 
It’s almost time for the half term holidays for England. Activities begin this Friday, and my friends and I are so excited! Join in with us to celebrate why we love horses - this autumn. The amazing Redwings’ staff will be providing you with three weekends of fun from meet and greets to walks and talks, to pony grooming and more. 
 
For the full list of dates and activities at each Visitor Centre follow the links below:
 
Ada Cole (Essex):
 
Aylsham (Norfolk): 
 
Caldecott (Norfolk):
 
Oxhill (Warwickshire): 
Our Visitor Centres are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is free! Say hello to my buddies and have fun this autumn half-term. I can’t wait to hear what you get up to. 
 

 

28 September 2018

Autumn Holiday Activities in Scotland

Hello friends, it’s Red again.

We’ve only just finished updating you on the summer holidays and now we’re already talking about autumn!

Redwings Mountains in Scotland is the first Visitor Centre to kick off the autumn holiday fun with a series of activity weekends celebrating everything we love about horses and donkeys.

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet my buddies, adoption stars Gibson and Minnie. Listen to fascinating talks about our residents and their care from our hard-working, dedicated farm team, even have a go at pony grooming! Activities begin TODAY!! How exciting!

Redwings Mountains is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is free so come on down and enjoy the holidays with my friends. 

For the full list of dates and activities follow this link:
https://www.redwings.org.uk/news-and-views/mountains-autumn-holiday-2018

 

27 September 2018

Summer Club - Mini Farm Team Members

Hello, Red Here.
 
Time for the final Summer Club update!! Let’s find out what our mini farm team members got up to…
 
…Our farm teams have the wonderful job of looking after us amazing equines every day and our attendees got the chance to see the work involved.
 
Our farm teams explained how we have designated team members, called ‘checkers’, to keep an eye on our residents three times a day, including in the night, to make sure they are all happy and safe. They also look around the paddocks they live in to make sure they are safe and secure too. Our mini farm team members got the chance to be checkers for the session and learn what to observe when checking a horse, its paddock and how to report a problem.
 
Our mini farm team members acted out a scenario alongside our big versions, by using the radios, to report how they noticed a horse was injured on their morning rounds. They had to describe where they were, the resident they were with and the urgency of the situation. Then the farm teams demonstrated how they would bandage a wound and a few willing volunteers helped and had a go themselves. Some of my friends peering over the fence said you were all very good actors and actresses!
 
Well that wraps up Summer Club 2018! Thank you so much to everyone who attended, we have had a great summer and my friends’ loved taking part and having fun with you. Also a massive thank you to our farm teams for running the sessions.  
 
If you went to Summer Club this year tell us about it, we’d love to hear what you got up to. If you have any photos, drawings or stories you’d like to share then send an email to [email protected] or in the post to Young Reds Editor, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hapton, Norwich, NR15 1SP. You could be featured on the website or in the spring issues of Young Reds or Mini Reds. 
 
Will we be seeing you next year…?