Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s annual show will be held on Sunday 15th May at Topthorn Equestrian Centre in Suffolk and offers classes for all ages, abilities and horses!

With a jam-packed schedule, Redwings is hoping for another successful year. The charity’s annual show aims to provide something for everyone; from those competing at their first event and those wanting to try their hoof at jumping, to those looking to showcase a handsome heavy horse and those eager to show just what a rescued pony can achieve when given a second chance.

This year, the Redwings show will only host one set of affiliated classes, which are for the Donkey Breed Society, so as to give everyone an equal playing field. Being a rescue charity, Redwings also like to see all horses given a chance to take part, so you’ll find something for retired racehorses, veterans and foreign breeds too.

The charity hopes the rescue class will be as popular as ever and wants to emphasise that rescued ponies from any charity can take part – but it is of course a wonderful opportunity to see some of Redwings’ rehomed ponies in action, and how much they have achieved under the love and guidance of their Guardians.

After the introduction of their heavy horse classes last year, Redwings are hoping for even more entries this year and to provide a real sense of competition for beautiful Shires, Suffolk Punches, Clydesdales, Percherons and all other breeds of heavy horses. The heavy horse classes were a real highlight of last year’s show for entrants and spectators alike, so the charity are eagerly anticipating a fantastic and varied turnout!

Redwings Show organiser Stacey Harvey said: “Last year’s show was our most successful one to date, and a super day was had by all. We are hoping to replicate that once again this year by providing the opportunity for riders and horses of all ages and abilities to come along and give showing a go in a relaxed and friendly environment. We are also really excited to be holding our heavy horse classes once again and hope to see some magnificent heavies this year”.

For entry details and to download this year’s schedule, visit www.redwings.org.uk/show-2016.