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14 June 2017

Delightful Dolly has a super birthday party!

Last weekend Redwings Ada Cole hosted a birthday party for lucky Adoption Star Dolly. The birthday girl had a special groom and even had her mane plaited for the day - doesn’t she look gorgeous?! Apple, one of Dolly’s best friends, also joined in and had a makeover.
The pair then took part in a birthday parade before party goers played some games with horsey mascot Red.
Dolly’s favourite part of the day was definitely when she was presented with her special pony-friendly cake. Apple got one too and they both hoovered them up in record speed! 
Thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a special day. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the rest of our Adoption Star birthday parties.


05 June 2017

We will never forget beautiful Adoption Star Poppy

It’s with a very heavy heart that we share the news that Adoption Star Poppy has passed away. Poppy had only recently moved back to Redwings Caldecott following a stay at our headquarters with best friend Gemma who had only recently also passed away. 
Poppy had been happy and healthy, and was getting on well back at Redwings Caldecott with her new friend Tianna. However, our care team noticed signs of colic – a bad stomach pain which can be very serious – and called our vets out straightaway.
Sadly Poppy became very unwell incredibly quickly and passed away before we had a chance to operate on her. 
We all loved Poppy to bits and we know how popular she was with all her young supporters so we are really devastated to bring you such sad news. 
RIP Poppy, we will never forget you.


19 May 2017

Norwich Primary Academy’s super seven-year-olds help out at Redwings Aylsham!

This week, 50 Year Two school children came to Redwings Aylsham for the day to learn more about Redwings and the work we do. They also got stuck in and helped our farm team with some very important jobs! 
The day kicked-off with the group meeting horsey mascot Red, who loved all the extra attention! The other horses, ponies and donkeys at Aylsham also wanted to say hi so the group went off on a tour of the site.  
Adoption Stars Wiggins and Wacko were on hand to help us explain the differences between horses and donkeys, the cheeky Gangsters enjoyed a tickle, and the group also got to meet Amigo and Owl, two very special residents who need extra care at Redwings. 
The real work started after lunch when the energetic students gave our team a helping hand with some jobs on the farm. They made up some hay nets, cleaned out the water troughs and even poo picked our big horse field! 
The whole group was such a massive help and everyone worked really hard to get their jobs done – we think they secretly enjoyed all the poo picking! Thanks very much guys! You can come back any time to give our team a well-deserved break!  


11 May 2017

Birthdays galore at Redwings!

This Sunday, 14th May, two of our gorgeous Adoption Stars will be celebrating their birthdays! Beautiful Maya, our real life Black Beauty, is turning 13 and we are throwing her a party at Redwings Aylsham in Norfolk. On the same day, cheeky chappie Del Boy the donkey will be turning 15 and his party will be held at Redwings Ada Cole in Essex. 
Each party will kick off at 11.30am with a lovely groom for the special stars – they’ve got to be looking their best for their parade after all! There will also be games, a chance to meet the Adoption Stars’ friends and watch them tuck into their own delicious pony-friendly cakes!   
If you can’t make either party, why not make Maya or Del Boy a birthday card?! You can send cards into Young Redwings Editor, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hapton, Norfolk, NR15 1SP. We’ll make sure they get them!
After each party you could go for a walk and explore our paddocks as there are loads of other horses and donkeys at our centres who would love to meet you too!
Click here for more information about visiting Ada Cole.
Click here for more information about visiting Aylsham.