Open Day fun at HorseWorld Trust

HorseWorld’s April Open Day sees a record number of visitors come to meet the horses.

Over 2,100 people turned up to show their support for Equine Rescue Charity HorseWorld Trust on their Open Day at Keynes Farm Bristol, making it HorseWorld’s most popular Open Day ever.

Four times a year HorseWorld Trust opens the gates of their rescue centre and allows visitors a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming work that goes on at the charity. The farm is home to over 100 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Some are being trained as riding horses, some work on the Discovery programme and some are simply enjoying their retirement. At the open days people can meet the horses and hear their rescue stories.

As well as meeting the horses, visitors had the chance to go on walking tours around the 180-acre farm, watch training demonstrations by the Fire Service and HorseWorld teams. There were stands filled with homemade cakes baked by volunteers and lots of HorseWorld goodies to buy.

HorseWorld’s Communications and Fundraising Manager Stephen Poole said: “We were delighted by the number of people that came out to support us. We raised nearly £9,000 which will go towards the care of all our rescued horses and we cannot thank the public enough for coming to see us. It’s not just about raising money it’s about making people aware of what we do here and how many horses we help.”

This event was ‘free entry and free parking,’ so all the money raised on the day was from voluntary donations, cake sales and people buying merchandise and joining our animal adoption scheme.

HorseWorld Trust are running three more Open Day’s this year, Saturday the 22nd June, Saturday the 24th of August and Saturday the 19th of October. Volunteers are always needed so if you think you could help out then please contact sofia.carosi@horseworld.org.uk or call 01275 893030. For more information on events please visit: www.horseworld.org.uk/events

Article by: Keeley Mitson

Posted on: 15th May 2019