A leading international horse charity is celebrating a decade of good work here on the Fylde coast with a Western Extravaganza.
World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm at Peel, on the outskirts of Blackpool, wants local families to help celebrate 10 years of rescue and rehabilitation work by getting involved with all of the displays and activities on offer.
Since June 2001 when World Horse Welfare’s president Princess Anne officially opened Penny Farm, 22 foals have been born and a total of 371 horses rehomed. The Western Equestrian Society will be at the charity’s Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre to demonstrate the discipline of Western Riding as practised in the United States. Other activities on the day include donkey rides, bouncy castle, face painting, cowboy and cowgirl barbecue, cowboy and cowgirl games, and tours of the yard with the chance to meet the horses and ponies.
Zoe Clifford, visitor centre officer at Penny Farm, said: “We are really looking forward to the event as it should be a fantastic way to celebrate 10 years of us rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses. We have lots of great, fun activities on offer and what better way for families to spend the day together on Father’s Day?”
The fun takes place from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free, however there may be a small charge for some of the activities. Hit www.worldhorsewelfare.org/information/pennyfarmevents or ring (01253) 766983 for details.
World Horse Welfare, the leading international horse charity, is dedicated to promoting horse welfare worldwide. Founded in 1927, and formerly called The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), the charity is committed to stamping out suffering and improving the life of horses in the UK and overseas through education, campaigns and hands-on work with horses. Unique among horse charities, it actively supports the use of horses in sport.
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