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France

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A family run Sanctuary for UK retired Police Horses in France.  Saving just one horse will not change the world but surely it will change the world for that one horse

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Latest News

Walter RIP

Alison Phillips

A SAD DAY

Sorry to give you bad news, we lost another of our heroes over the weekend, Walter who was at least 35 passed away suddenly probably with a heart attack. He was in fantastic condition and nothing wrong with him other than extreme old age. We have had him for over ten years and he would have been put down without our intervention. This summer one of his old riders came to see him and told us how brave he was. The officer was at a Millwall football match on crowd control and there had been skirmishes between hooligans all afternoon she found herself alone with a few officers on foot between two groups of yobs, Walter turned sideways and without any fear shoved the Millwall group back with the weight of his body. Up until his last day he was never a horse to be trifled with. Walter retired himself at a festival in Hyde Park. He was much older than anyone realised and had had enough. He dumped his rider in a heap and took off out of the gates of Hyde Park leaving a trail of chaos behind him. He was a huge character and was very popular with the public, he will be so very much missed. A big thank you must go to Chris (Walt was his favourite) who made sure that Walter had extra big feeds, and that he never got cold or wet in his last few months. He was such a character and that tongue hanging out will never be forgotten. A very sad weekend.

 

AFTER LOSING NORTHAVON LAST DECEMBER AND OLD DOLLY AND FUDGE A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THAT WE HOPE THAT WILL BE IT FOR A WHILE.  WE LOVE THEM LIKE OUR CHILDREN AND THEY GAVE SO  MUCH PLEASURE TO VISITORS.  

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN

Remembrance Sunday, November 13th 2016

Alison Phillips

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Remembrance Sunday ceremony yesterday. We had such a good turn out. Over 70 people came to listen to Roland who gave a very memorable multi media presentation in the Chart Gallery followed by John Beynon who read out the Royal British Legion service. Whilst, the Last Post was being played Chloe Hills helped by Chris Hills laid a poppy wreath. All the guests were then asked to place a poppy onto our new war horse sculpture by Suze Turland and Eden our own War Horse was there to watch. Afternoon tea was then served in the house to lighten the mood. It was a lovely afternoon despite the rain. We would like to say a big thank you to Flo, Sophie, Erica and Jordan in the stable yard. Also Chris Hills without whom the grounds would have been covered in leaves. Dave for car park duty and then the lovely job of washing up. Debbie, Bev, Maureen, Wendy, Clive and Glenn and Yvonne in the kitchen. Without our helpers we would never be able to put on any events. We raised enough money to pay the enormous veterinary bill. We also raised money for the Royal British Legion, so again thank you to everyone who came. Next Event the Christmas Fair, Sunday 4th December.

A visit by the Panther Car Club - 13th June 2016

Alison Phillips

A big thank you to the members of the Panther Car Club UK who despite the rain visited us last Monday.  The cars were magnificent even if the tops couldn't be put down to show off their interiors.

Thank you to Val Bridges who organised the trip and everyone is very welcome back if they return to the Dordogne - hopefully on a sunny day!!

Curry and Quiz Night

Alison Phillips

We held a fundraising Curry and Quiz evening in the lounge of La Grange last Friday night (13th May) and what a fun, LOUD and entertaining evening it was.  69 people were enthralled by Dave the Quizmaster and his difficult although fun questions.  During the meal a four course meal was provided with the poppadoms and starters being provided by The Taste of Raj, a homemade Curry, followed by delicious homemade ice-cream which was provided by a lovely couple who have recently set up in business.  www.glacesdevaunac.fr   There was a raffle which for some reason two tables seemed to win most of the prizes and two tables didn't even get one ticket drawn out - lots of boos and laughter.   Thank you to everyone who came and a big thank you to all the helpers - without you we couldn't have considered the evening a big success.  €1750 euros were taken on the evening, so a good profit to put into the Associations bank account to pay the farrier and the feed and hay for the next month.   Our next Fundraiser is a music evening with Je Dis Jazz on the 10th June.

Open Afternoons

Alison Phillips

Our Open Afternoons have started for the 2016 season.  They are always held on a Wednesday afternoon starting at 3pm with a multi media presentation in the Chart Gallery featuring some of the Ex Police horses and a short history of why we are here followed by a tour of the stables to meet them and others and hear their individual stories then tea on the lawn or under a marquee if the weather is inclement.  If you are wanting to come PLEASE book in advance as all cakes and scones are made on the day.  We look forward to seeing you all through the coming summer months.  If you want to read what other people have said about their visit please click on the Trip Advisor link.  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g196506-d4545342-Reviews-Brantome_Police_Horses_Friends-Brantome_Dordogne_Aquitaine.html