Today there will be an Open Day at HorseWorld, the Bristol-based charity in Whitchurch that saves mistreated and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys.
The open day is from 10.30am – 4pm and will give children and families the rare chance to visit the centre as it is not open to the public on a day-to-day basis.
Visiting children and families will have the opportunity to meet many of the 140 horses at HorseWorld that are now fit and healthy and in the process of rehabilitation.
Families will also be able to find out about the important work that HorseWorld does and to meet the trainers who help to find the animals new and suitable homes.
Visitors can also find out about the charity’s adoption scheme (the sponsorship of a horse which would remain at HorseWorld and which the adopter can visit).
There will also be a nature walk and tour of the 180 acre HorseWorld estate – do bring suitable outdoor wear and Wellies if it has been raining!
The open day will be suitable for children of all ages and disabled people, however, the walking tour will not be suitable for buggies or wheelchair due to the uneven ground.
It is also requested that no dogs are brought to HorseWorld (apart from guide dogs and assistance dogs). This is due to many of the horses at the charity not being used to dogs.
Refreshments will be available throughout the event.
The charity does great work and to date has rehomed more than 300 horses, ponies and donkeys in the South-West.
It is free entry to the HorseWorld Charity Open Day, however, donations in one of the donation buckets will be of great help to the charity.
There will also be HorseWorld merchandise available to buy, with all profits also going to the charity.
HorseWorld is at Delmar Hall, Keynes Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, BS14 0QL. Parking is free.
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