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Horse Trust yard sale to help horses

August 27, 2010

The Horse Trust in Britain is clearing out surplus rugs and tack in a yard sale to raise money for horses in its care.

Disney on arrival at The Horse Trust from Spindles Farm. His 'after' picture is here.
The Horse Trust regularly receives donations of rugs and tack from supporters.

Having extra rugs helps the charity when dealing with emergency welfare cases, such as the Spindles Farm horses seized in Buckinghamshire early in 2008, who may need a rug to protect them.

However, it said its rug and tack store is now overflowing. It has therefore decided to sell its surplus.

Last year, the trust raised £3000 in its yard sale, and the charity hopes to raise even more this year.

"This is a great opportunity for horse owners to pick up an affordable high-quality rug or tack, at the same time as supporting the Spindles Farm horses," said Susan Lewis, marketing and fundraising manager.

"It costs us £3000 a year to look after each of our horses, so it would be great if we could beat last year's amount to enable us to continue taking in welfare cases."

The Horse Trust is currently looking after 10 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from Spindles Farm.

The rug and tack sale will take place at the Home of Rest for Horses, Slad Lane, Speen, Princes Risborough, from 12pm to 4pm.



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