On this page we mention, amongst other things, building work that goes on at The Retreat such as new fencing, new stable blocks etc. and we also like to pass on news about fundraising events that have taken place. These efforts, together with people donating money on a one off or regular basis ensure that the above mentioned work can go ahead as well as enabling us to care for the animals. We would like to thank everyone who raises money for The Retreat.
Help these dumped ponies
Retreat is full to bursting, any offers of help with these ponies
- one Welsh mum and foal, one black cob stallion - who have
been left with threats of being shot? Contact
Horses for Adoption
25/02/14 - We have many equines ready to be adopted, including:
Frankie - 14.2hh 6
year old New Forest X dun gelding. Lightly backed and turned away.
Ready to be brought back into work by an experienced / knowledgeable
rider. Easy to catch, good for farrier / vet etc. Lovely boy with
impeccable ground manners and playful character.
Apple - 15hh 15 year old Trotter X Cob coloured gelding. Amazingly kind nature, excellent manners and gentle with other horses, potential nanny horse. Easy to catch, good for farrier / vet ect. Companion only.
Maestro - 12.2hh 3 year old Dartmoor red and white gelding. Great with other horses and quiet in and out of field. Forthcoming, sweet natured and will do anything for a treat. Would make ideal driving / children's pony and could do well in Mountain and Moorland classes.
Jasmine and Shylow - Pair of Shetland ponies, must stay together. Mother and son small black Shetlands. Jasmine is a very kind and easy to handle mare. She is 8 years old and full of character. Shylow is a 4 year old gelding. He adores people and is extremely cheeky. He is very easy to handle and comes when called.
Taz and Thumbelina -
Pair of Shetland ponies, must stay together. Mother and daughter. Taz
is a chestnut mare approximately 13 years old. She is starting to trust
her care givers. Good for the farrier / vet. Thumbelina is an 8 year
old red and white mare. She is still a little nervous around people so
hides behind her mum for confidence.
With a kind and patient home we know both these girls will become great little ponies.
Jenna - 15.1hh 13 year old strawberry roan Trotter mare. Impeccable ground manners and broken to drive. Would suit light hack once brought on. She is a loving, gentle mare who loves cuddles. She would be better suited to an environment with smaller amounts of horses as she has been bullied in the past.
Please contact Scarlet on 0771 3038367 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you can help.
homes needed for rescued guinea-pigs Kyle, Callum and Charlie...
more details of these dear little souls on our Small Animals Rehoming page.
Generous Donation from Jacksons
- Special thanks to Jacksons for their generous donation of
weldmesh. Very much appreciated.
Baby feeding baby
Darcey feeding Ivy Amber.
12/02/14 - Meet Ivy Amber, a lamb recently born at The Retreat.
31/12/13 - Donations can now be made via PayPal to help the animals at The Retreat, click on the gold 'Donate' button above the menu. Donations can still also be made via JustGiving or TextGiving or bank transfer or Direct Debit.
As we are an entirely voluntary charity all donations go towards rescuing animals in need and providing them with food, safe shelter, veterinary care and rehabilitation - huge thanks to everyone who gives their support, we care for over a thousand animals at any one time so all donations, large or small, are very gratefully received and enable us to continue our lifesaving work.
29/12/13 - The devastating storm on 23/12/13 caused around £15,000 of damage at The Retreat, we have lost shelters that housed some of our most vulnerable animal residents, our dear blind horse Octavia and field sharers Louie and Jaspa lost their warm and cosy shelter. Most of our land was flooded by the torrential rain.
Other buildings have been seriously damaged and flooded, including some of our disabled-wildlife enclosures - emergency housing was needed to provide safety and shelter for our dear rescued souls.
Special thanks go to Scott, James and Neil who fought against the weather to try to ensure no-one was injured or escaped.
Please call us on 01233 850723 or 07941 435829 or contact us at email@example.com if you can help.
Any donations to help us rebuild the shelters are much needed and very welcome.
News 2012 - 2009