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St Pancrace
24530
France

0033 (0)553058680

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

RIP WALTER, NORTHAVON, DOLLY AND FUDGE

Alison Phillips

 

RIP WALTER, NORTHAVON, DOLLY & FUDGE

UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE LOST 4 OF OUR FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

A sad time for us all here and we have tried to let as many people as possible know about our losses.

Thankfully everyone else at the sanctuary is doing ok.  Johnny is still on his medication but he is a brave soldier and 9 days out of 10 is good.  Copperfield struggles but when the time comes a big decision will have to be made as Comic would be devastated to lose his old mate and maybe could not continue himself, but thankfully we are along way from there at the moment.

Update on events held over the winter and spring time 2017

Alison Phillips

Thank you to everyone who has come to our indoor events throughout the Winter and Spring.  From the Quiz Nights, Murder Mystery Night, Mothers Day and Dan Jones on Easter Sunday - It has been a full on fund raising time, and subsequently have managed to keep the horses well fed with hay and feed, we are also up to date with the vets and the farrier.  Horses are very expensive to keep especially big ones that require lots of care and tlc also

   We hope to have more outdoor events during the rest of the year so please keep looking either on the website or on Facebook for updates

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!!