Late Summer Fundraising

As the scorcher summer is sadly coming to an end it's time that we start preparing for the winter season and months ahead. As much as we all love the hot sun and great weather, it sadly will have increased the price of hay; which is vital to the horses and animals over winter. 

During the next few months we'll have to spend over £2000 on hay. Plus additional costs for other feeds, medication and farrier costs. 

We're kindly asking for your extra support so we can head into the winter months with better peace of mind knowing the horses and animals have got plenty of food ready! 

If you are able to leave a donation and help support our animals and charity please see our donation page to give via Paypal/Card/Phone or click to donate below. 

It is only by the generosity of the public that we can continue to care for our animals and offer them a permanent home here.

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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
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. (

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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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