World Horse Welfare’s bumper Open Day

By: Horse Deals

World Horse Welfare’s bumper Open Day
World Horse Welfare’s bumper Open Day

World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm in Lancashire is getting ready for the biggest and busiest event in their calendar as thousands of people are expected to turn out for our annual Open Day.

On Saturday 24th September 2011 there will once again be lots of top demonstrations and activities at our Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Blackpool, including the Kings Troop RHA who are set to impress with their display which includes one of their gun carriages.

This year’s Penny Farm Musical Ride will be a chance for visitors to see what our rescued horses can achieve with appropriate care and rehabilitation. The theme is "Glee" and the display will feature six of our horses including Toby who recently had an operation to remove one of his eyes. Toby will be ready to rehome after the event.

Visitor Centre Officer at Penny Farm, Zoe Clifford said "There are certainly lots of things for people to see and enjoy. We’re hoping it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before, especially as we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year."

The event is also an opportunity for former Adoption Horse Starsky to hand over the ‘adoption reins’ to Rocky. Starsky has been Penny Farm’s Adoption Horse for around three years and has now found a new loving home with rehomer Grace Cooper from Preston.

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day between 10am and 4pm to enjoy the many other activities and displays which include: -

· Driving demonstration with World Horse Welfare rehomed horse Wanda

· Made in Lancashire food and craft stalls

· Fairground rides

· Line dancing

· Children’s entertainer

· Donkey rides

· Culpepper Western Charity Show Team

· Raffle with prizes such as a day at Aintree Racecourse, Haydock Racecourse and two tickets to the Horse of the Year Show

· Tombola

Visitors will also be able to find out more about the work of World Horse Welfare and have tours of the farm to meet the horses and ponies.

Entry fee is just £2 for adults and £1 for children. Please follow show parking directions

For further information please call Visitor Centre Officer Zoe Clifford on 01253 766 983 or 07711 262645 or visit