Volunteer Weekend

Please join us on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019 for our volunteer painting day! If you are looking to meet some new friends and help a worthy cause then please come and see us.

The day is essentially going to involve a lot of cleaning, tidying, painting, pressure washing and moving things around. It doesn’t matter what skillsets are held, just some willing and determination! We will have some light refreshments available too!

We only ask you let us know if you’re able to come and help! It can be for an hour or the two full days - your choice!

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Our Winter Repairs Fund

Due to the recent harsh winters a lot of our facilities are in need of repair. Several of our horses stables have a leaky roof, or holes in the walls. With the freezing weather many of our water pipes freeze, so we need to be able to quickly buy and fix them when needed. 

Our birds of prey need their new warmer and safer aviaries completing before the cold really sets in.

Our cafe needs some TLC in order to open again for visitors in 2019. Without the ability to open and serve guests we would not be able to survive.  

It is a constant battle to ensure the centres survival. We put the safety and security of our horses and animals first, but without urgent help we might not be able to continue offering the resident animals here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre their forever home. 

Click here to donate…

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Christmas Cards for 2018

We have our new exciting and stunning charity Christmas cards now on sale!

Featuring all of our very own Northcote Heavy Horse Centre horses, our 10 pack of cards will wow anybody!

Now on sale at only £5.50 per pack.

Click here to browse our cards and other unique gifts.

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Car Boot & Craft Fayre

Please could everyone share this post and help us to spread the word about our boot sale and craft fayre. We are asking 50p entrance on the day and you could grab yourself an early Christmas present or just pick up a great bargain. We will have both business and private sellers and 2nd hand tack for sale too. Spaces for sellers on the day are £8 cars and £15 vans. Please send us a pm if your interested so we can allocate you a space. All proceeds will be going towards the care of our animals. Thank you

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Medieval Tournament Event

Join us for our annual Medieval Tournament on Sunday 19th August! 🤴🐴👸

Featuring equestrian skill at arms displays, amazing birds of prey, heavy horse breed display and lots of stalls, entertainment and food!

Entry is only £5 for adults & £3.50 for children/seniors. Gates open from 11am.

Follow our Facebook page or visit our medieval tournament page.

Dogs are allowed on leads too!

Come and support our resident animals and see what we're all about! 🐴

We're also accepting more stall holders (no catering please)

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Fundraising on Facebook!

We've setup a new Facebook group with lots of fundraising items and ideas, including raffles, auctions and unique gifts.

We're currently offering an exciting chance to win 2 free tickets to our upcoming Medieval Banquet evening set for Saturday 21st July. Tickets are £2 a number, all you have to do is head over to our Facebook group and leave a comment! 

We have already raffled a heavy horse experience day which proved to be very popular! We even drew live on Facebook in-front of the horses which was a hit!

Any fundraising method is vital to our survival, if you're looking for something different and unique then please head over to our page!

Thank you for your continued support to our charity and sanctuary. 

Join our free fundraising group here.

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Medieval Banquet Evening

Our popular Medieval Banquet evening will be returning on Saturday 21st July 2018. 

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. 

Gates open at 18:15 and the evening will conclude at around 22:30 with the feast beginning at 19:00. 

Guests are welcome (and encouraged) to dress up but it is optional.

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

Other years have seen all tickets sell out before the event so guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment! 

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

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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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