Rescued horses prove ‘Poplar’ with students.
Animal welfare charity, HorseWorld recently had a visit from a group of students with special educational needs who had organised an event to raise funds for the rescued horses.
Rhyan, Owen, Ben and James from Poplar College in Chippenham, Wiltshire visited the charity with their teachers to present a cheque for £50 they had raised by organising a Halloween fancy dress party in aid of HorseWorld. Rhyan commented “I chose HorseWorld because I think they do great work looking after the rescued horses.”
(Pictured are the students from Poplar college meeting two of the trainers and horses Gunner ridden by Caitlin (L) and Quinn ridden by Kayleigh (R). Students from left to right are; Owen, James Rhyan, Teacher- Deborah Fay and Ben)
The students and their teachers were shown around and got the chance to meet some of the rescued horses at the charity’s farm in Whitchurch, Bristol. They particularly liked meeting the horses who work with children on HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses which support vulnerable young people through an innovative equine assisted learning programme.
“They were a delightful group to meet.” Said HorseWorld’s Communications Officer, Amy Williams. “We are very grateful for the students fundraising efforts. They worked really hard to raise the money and it will be put to good use. This year the horses are getting through more hay, feed and bedding than they usually would due to the poor weather we’ve been having so we really appreciate the help. I thoroughly enjoyed showing them around and they really enjoyed meeting the horses and hearing their stories.”
Although HorseWorld is not open to the public on a day-to-day basis, the charity hold Open Days four times a year where visitors can come and see many of the rescued horses. The next Open Day is Saturday 14th April and gates open at 10:30am. Details can be found at www.horseworld.org.uk/events or by calling 01275 832425.
Article by: Amy Williams
Posted on: 28th March 2018