An excellent turnout helped The Mare and Foal Sanctuary raise more than £3,500 at its annual Horse and Dog Show, now in its 24th year. Held at its Visitor Centre in Gatcombe, Littlehempston, on September 13th, the event saw competitors from all over Devon take part in numerous registered and novelty classes. For the first time, there was a Supreme Champion prize up for grabs, where the winners from all the rings went through to compete for an overall prize. Congratulations go to Ella Venning who won on Bully, with Jasmine Butt on Buster as the Reserve. In the Dog Show, the pedigree overall winner was Ted, a gorgeous black Labrador, and the novelty prize was taken by a lovely Lurcher named Jazz.
One of the highlights for staff was seeing so many of their own horses and ponies, which have gone through the rehabilitation and re-homing process back with their new carers and looking fantastic, including Quest, Tosca and Urchin. The money raised will go towards the Sanctuary’s work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses in need. Centre Manager Tracy Gray praised everyone for their hard work, saying, “It’s only thanks to our supporters that we’re able to continue our work helping equines in need, so thank you all very much.”