Arrival At HorseWorld
the visitor centre of the Friends of Bristol Horses Society
- one of Britain's largest charitable equine rescue centre
and retirement homes, has had a new arrival in the shape of
a miniature Shetland pony foal last night.
the foal's mother, had been abandoned along with three other ponies
and found just south of Leicester. Following a joint rescue operation
involving the Leicestershire Police and HAPPA (Horse and Pony Protection
Association) two of the ponies were brought to the Friends of Bristol
Horses Society to be cared for. Jenny was in very poor condition
and as well as being pregnant was crawling with lice and had very
overgrown feet. Following a period of isolation Jenny was transferred
to HorseWorld just before Easter where the staff have been waiting
for her to give birth.
HorseWorld centre manager Chris Kemp. "We have been on tender
hooks for several weeks waiting for Jenny to give birth, because
she was rescued we had no idea as to when she was due to foal. Despite
her previous neglect Jenny has a very trusting nature and has been
a huge hit with the visitors during the Easter holidays. This is
the first foal to born at HorseWorld and we are all very excited"
can see Jenny and her new foal at HorseWorld, which is open every
day and can be found on Staunton Lane, just off the A37 at Whitchurch
near Bristol. The visitor centre is open daily from 10am. Further
information about the visitor centre, can be obtained by visiting
our web site at www.horseworld.org.uk
or by telephoning 01275 540173.
50 years ago to provide shelter and retirement for working horses
that had fallen victim to industrial mechanisation the Friends of
Bristol Horses Society is know home to over 220 horses, ponies and
donkeys. As well as the opportunity to meet nearly 40 of the rescued
horses, ponies and donkeys a whole host of other attractions at
HorseWorld include an interactive "Exhibition of the Horse"
and "Heritage Tack Museum", a film presentation of the
societies work, horse presentations, children's play area, "Noah's
Ark" companion animals, nature trail, picnic area, restaurant
and tearoom, plus gift shop.
in a group of beautiful listed Mendip stone farm buildings, dating
back to the early nineteenth century, Staunton Manor Farm has been
carefully restored to its former glory and brought back to use to
give HorseWorld a wide range of modern facilities, while still retaining
the character and splendour of a friendly yet authentic rural environment
with a charming and peaceful atmosphere.
HorseWorld is the visitor centre of The Friends of Bristol Horses
Registered Equine Charity no. 206749