Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974

Diary of Events

DIARY OF EVENTS

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Pony Days & Pony Pampering

****Please see bottom of this page for a full list of dates for both events ****

23rd February 10am to 1pm * TACK & RUGS Sale *

Masses of fantastic bargains – all goods donated, so every penny raised helps rescued horses and ponies.
Visitor Centre open for drinks and snacks, including toasted tea cakes.
Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
• Turnout and fly rugs
• Headcollars and lead ropes
• Bridles, reins, nosebands, bits
• Saddle cloths, numnahs, girths
• Training aids
• Travel, tendon, brushing boots
• Yard equipment and grooming tools
• Safety equipment and clothing

26th March from 6:30pm * LAMINITIS LECTURE & DEMO*

Doors open at 6.30pm. The lectures starts at 7.00pm and will last approximately 2 hours.

Location: Grange Park Sports Club, Old Boston Road, Wetherby, LS22 5NB

Laminitis is a painful and potentially crippling disease that can be fatal to horses. Though many are treated and survive, this is not without severe discomfort and, in the worst cases, a horse may have to be put to sleep if the effects have become so serious that it is inhumane to continue further treatment. If your horse is diagnosed with laminitis then the immediate management is crucial, but we all know that the ideal is actually to manage your horse’s weight, health and grazing prior to any onset, so they don’t become laminitic at all.

This evening will review the causes of laminitis and the best management to prevent it occurring. Graham Harland (DipWCF – from Harland Farriers) will give an in depth lecture on the condition and he will perform a hoof dissection to show the effect of the disease on our horse’s feet.

Sarah Rushby, an equine nutritionist, will review feeding options and their impacts and one of our local vets, who deals with laminitis cases regularly, will further elucidate our understanding, with example x-rays and information of the latest veterinary thoughts about laminitis.
There will be a raffle and tombola.

Refreshments and snacks will be available to purchase.  
Tickets are £5 online and £7 on the door. All money raised will go to Hope Pastures. It would be ideal if you book beforehand, so we can ensure sufficient seating etc.

BOOK TICKETS HERE

18th April From 6:30 * PIG RACE *

First race 7pm. Course open at 6.30 for pre-race drinks

Location: Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane. Leeds LS17 9DG

Run with toy, battery-operated pigs, this is an evening of good old-fashioned fun for all.
Buy and name your own pig or be a trainer and have your own stable of racing pigs – there are prizes for the winning owners in each race and for the Champion Trainer.
There will be 8 races – try and beat the bookies by predicting which ‘in-form’ pig will win.

Tickets £10 per adult (accompanied under 16’s £5). Includes entry to the ‘course’, supper and a whole lot of fun

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

26th April 3:30pm to 5pm * ADOPTION AFTERNOON *

This is an ‘out of hours’ opportunity to get ‘close up’ and find out more about your Adoptee and meet them in person (or rather in pony or in donkey!) They’re all different, with their own characters, and this is a chance to get to know them better. Cloud, Sago, Lily, Freddie, Coco, Henry, Ned, Lilac, Bernie and Banjo are all looking forward to meeting you (and all their other friends will be there to say hello, too.

The visitor centre will be open and serving light snacks and refreshments, so you’ll have chance to chat with the team about your animal and about the work we do here. Free entry

17th May 10:30 to 3pm *SPRING FAYRE & TACK SALE *

Stalls, games, tombola, face painting, activities, refreshments & food.

Entry – adults 50p; accompanied children free

20th June from 10am * FUN CHARITY AUCTION *

10am viewing; 11am Bidding begins.  Refreshments.  £1 entry.  A great mixture of items to bid on and lots of fun!

Location: United Reformed Church, Spen Lane, Leeds LS16 5BB

12th July 10:30 to 3pm *FUN DOG SHOW *

Fun Showing Classes.  Tailwaggers Display Team. Refreshments. Raffles, Tombolas, Stalls, Attractions.  Entry – adults £1; accompanied children free.

More details to follow

8th August 10am to 1pm * TACK SALE *

Masses of fantastic bargains – all goods donated, so every penny raised helps rescued horses and ponies.
Visitor Centre open for drinks and snacks, including the famous toasted tea cakes.
Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
• Turnout and fly rugs
• Headcollars and lead ropes
• Bridles, reins, nosebands, bits
• Saddle cloths, numnahs, girths
• Training aids
• Travel, tendon, brushing boots
• Yard equipment and grooming tools
• Safety equipment and clothing

13th September 3:30pm to 5pm *ADOPTION AFTERNOON*

This is an ‘out of hours’ opportunity to get ‘close up’ and find out more about your Adoptee and meet them in person (or rather in pony or in donkey!) They’re all different, with their own characters, and this is a chance to get to know them better. Cloud, Sago, Lily, Freddie, Coco, Henry, Ned, Lilac, Bernie and Banjo are all looking forward to meeting you (and all their other friends will be there to say hello, too.

The visitor centre will be open and serving light snacks and refreshments, so you’ll have chance to chat with the team about your animal and about the work we do here. Free entry

4th October 10am to 1pm *TACK SALE*

Masses of fantastic bargains – all goods donated, so every penny raised helps rescued horses and ponies.
Visitor Centre open for drinks and snacks, including the famous toasted tea cakes.
Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
• Turnout and fly rugs
• Headcollars and lead ropes
• Bridles, reins, nosebands, bits
• Saddle cloths, numnahs, girths
• Training aids
• Travel, tendon, brushing boots
• Yard equipment and grooming tools
• Safety equipment and clothing

22th Nov 10am to 1pm * TACK, RUGS & CHRISTMAS SALE *

Masses of fantastic bargains – all goods donated, so every penny raised helps rescued horses and ponies.
Visitor Centre open for drinks and snacks, including the famous toasted tea cakes.
Meet the rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
• Turnout and fly rugs
• Headcollars and lead ropes
• Bridles, reins, nosebands, bits
• Saddle cloths, numnahs, girths
• Training aids
• Travel, tendon, brushing boots
• Yard equipment and grooming tools
• Safety equipment and clothing

Selection of stalls featuring Christmas gifts and our Hope Pastures cards and calendar. Lots of new and nearly new toys. Wine and chocolate hamper raffle too

27th Dec 10am to 2pm * CHARITY DOG WALK *

Enjoy a walk through Meanwood Valley and Adel Woods, starting from Hope Pastures between 10am and 12 noon (to suit you). Return any time up to 2pm. Choice of distance (shorter is buggy-friendly.)
Register on the day at the Visitor Centre.
When you return, join us for a complimentary cup of tea or glass of mulled wine.
Festive costumes for humans and canines optional, with prizes for the best fancy dress – 2 and 4 legged!
£5 for your first dog, £3 per additional dog – includes trail guide and refreshments/mulled wine for accompanying humans, plus a gift for every dog.

All funds raised will go to help Hope Pastures’ rescues this winter.

* PONY PAMPERING* -all dates

Meet the ponies and spend time pampering (brushing) them. £5 donation per person/child to pamper a pony and receive a rosette.  The visitor centre will be open for refreshments.

The 15 minute sessions run between 10:30am-12noon on Wednesdays during school holidays.  For more information and to book your 15 minute grooming session please use this form

  • 8th April
  • 15th April
  • 27th May
  • 22nd July
  • 29th July
  • 5th August
  • 12th August
  • 19th August
  • 26th August

* PONY DAYS * -all dates

All funds raised will go to help Hope Pastures’ rescues this winter. On a Pony Day children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games and pony puzzles.
£30 donation per child. See our Pony Day page for more information or email [email protected] to book. All funds raised will go to help Hope Pastures’ rescues this winter.

  • 9th April
  • 16th April
  • 28th May
  • 30th July
  • August – to confirmed