Join our Race Night!

This is a family friendly event being held at the centre. The event which is being organised by one of our volunteers is to raise much needed funds for the horses and other animals being looked after by the volunteers at Northcote.

Tickets are just £5 each and a BBQ is included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charity-racenight-tickets-46260445237
There is a limited number of tickets available so please book soon and join us for a fun filled evening.

If you have friends and family who may be interested why not get a group together and see what prizes you could win.....

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New Computer Needed

Due to a recent accident, our current computer has been damaged and we're in need a new one. We are reliant on Apple computers so we are looking for a MacBook Pro in order to take care of our day to day office work. 

Without our admin ability we can't keep our animal documents up to date, our database, emails etc. 

If you can help with financing a new computer for us, please let us know. 

We believe costs would be around £700 for a MacBook Pro. We would be happy to purchase from eBay or local and don't need a 'brand new' machine. 

Thank you.

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Medieval Day Fun

We've just finished our first Medieval Tournament of the season. We had a fantastic day with an amazing turnout! We saw hundreds of visitors attend our 16th year tournament, all with great feedback! 

Visitors enjoyed a family day out filled with a medieval riding skill at arms demonstration, dog agility show, jesters and stalls. 

These fundraising events are vital to the success of the sanctuary and our ability to give the horses and animals a forever home. 

Take a look at some pictures below courtesy of Wolf Photography. (www.wolfy-photography.co.uk)

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Horsey Birthday Party!

We recently were asked to attend a children's birthday party in a nearby village, of course we said yes and decided to take our amazing Shetland Pony, Merlin

We're pleased to say he did very well and (obviously) was loved by all! He received lots of attention and love (which he loves!). He even managed to catch a glimpse of himself in a mirror to his own awe! 

We should mention that we are available for hire and we love doing events like birthday parties, school visits, group trips and more! Just send us a message and we can arrange something for you. 

Take a look at a couple of pictures below.

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Our Volunteers!

We would like to give a huge heartfelt thank you to all of our super volunteers and supporters. 
Being a non-profit charity we don't receive any funding or have any paid members of staff. We are ran entirely by volunteers who do an amazing job. 

This weekend we saw our first event of the season, our popular Medieval Tournament. We're pleased to say it was a great success and we've heard lots of great compliments and feedback which makes us all extremely proud. 

Our volunteers have spent countless hours preparing for the event, many spending the night sleeping in tents and working until dark. We really don't want to overlook the importance of volunteers and what they do.

If you would like to help support the Heavy Horse Centre please send us a message. We guarantee we'll have something you can help with!


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Help keep us open.

Please help share this message. 

Firstly I would like to thank everybody who has already donated, it means so much to us. I have limited time spent in the office so I haven't gotten round to sending thank you messages to everybody. 

We really need support to see us through the year. We have lots of bills to pay, repairs to carry out more!

If you could leave a donation of whatever size then please click the JustGiving link below. 

Your donation and support means we're able to keep giving the horses and animals here the best possible life.

Thank you.

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Medieval Tournament 2018

Join us on Sunday 28th May 2017 for our first Medieval Tournament of the year! Our Tournaments have proven very popular over the past 15 years and have seen thousands of visitors support the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre. 

The day will include a variety of entertaining performances including our medieval riding skill at arms! Visitors will also get to enjoy a dog agility performance, fire demonstration, horse breed show and of course traditional stalls, food and drink will be available.

Entry is £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for children/seniors. Gates open from 11am. 

Our events are vital to the survival of our charity and the protection of the horses and animals in our care. Without the work we do many of the animals wouldn't be here today enjoying a peaceful but rewarding life.

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A Desperate Plea for help!

We urgently need your help! After being open for just one day we have had to close due to the weather conditions. This couldn't of come at a worst time. The centre is in desperate need of financial aid and loosing out on donations and takings from our open days is a major loss for us. Everything here is flooded!

Please could I ask you to donate through our website if you can. Every penny really does help and we have some major bills to pay in order to keep the centre open and put on the event days over the summer. Each months donations pay for the following months bills and the "well is dry" as they say. We have no back up funds if there was an emergency and we really don't know how we are going to survive without help.

Please could I ask you to share this post and I have included a link straight to our websites donation page if anyone feels that they may be able to help us at this really tough time.

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Medieval Fun!

We would love to give a massive thank you to everybody who attended our Medieval Tournament on Sunday 20th August 2017. By visiting us you helped create one of our biggest and best events to date. Cheers were heard all day and we've received some fantastic feedback. 

Rest assured our themed events will return in 2018!

If you have any photos of the events please send them in, we'd love to see them!

A huge round of applauds has to be given to our wonderful and hardworking group of volunteers. Without their dedication and love towards the horses and the charity we wouldn't be here. 

Our events are vital to the survival of our charity and the protection of the horses and animals in our care. Without the work we do many of the animals wouldn't be here today enjoying a peaceful but rewarding life.

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Medieval Tournament 2017

Join us on Sunday 20th August 2017 for our second Medieval Tournament of the year! Our Tournaments have proven very popular over the past 15 years and have seen thousands of visitors support the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre. 

The day will include a variety of entertaining performances including our medieval riding skill at arms! Visitors will also get to enjoy a dog agility performance, fire demonstration, horse breed show and of course traditional stalls, food and drink will be available.

Entry is £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for children/seniors. Gates open from 11am. 

Our events are vital to the survival of our charity and the protection of the horses and animals in our care. Without the work we do many of the animals wouldn't be here today enjoying a peaceful but rewarding life.

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The Sad Loss of Mojo

We're very sad to announce the loss of Mojo, our Gypsy Cob. Mojo was 27 years old, born in 1994. He was a stunning looking boy and will be in the hearts of all. Mojo lived a varied life, taking parts in everything from Medieval Skill at Arms, Equestrian Vaulting and other various trick riding. He was a very caring and sensitive horse who loved attention! RIP Mojo. 

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Medieval Banquet 2017

Our sixth Medieval Banquet evening will be returning on Saturday 15th July 2017. 

The evening will include a mouthwatering hog roast dinner with a starter and pudding. Lots of exciting and unique entertainment will be on hand such as jesters, fire performers, trapeze artists and medieval dancing. Not forgetting a mini joust and riding skill at arms demonstration!
Guests will also get the opportunity to meet the resident birds of prey including a Harris Hawk and Owl. 

Tickets cost £20 for adults & £15 for children. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 07899815960 or can by bought online here.

Visit our Medieval Banquet page here for more pictures and information. 

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