The Dogs are the Stars at Remus Horse Sanctuary

dogs are the star of the show at Remus Horse Sanctuary

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates on Sunday 4 September to welcome members of the public for its fun Dog Show and Family Day from 1pm to 5pm.  The Dog Show will commence at 2pm with bookings being taken from 1.30pm. 

Special guest Minnie Mouse will also be making an appearance during the afternoon.

The Sanctuary at Little Farm, Buttsbury, near Ingatestone, offers free parking on-site, with disabled access.  Admission will be charged at just £5 per adult and £3 for children.  Entry to the Dog Show is £2 per class. Cream Teas can be booked in advance for £12 per person, including entry.

The Remus novelty Dog Show includes fun classes such as: Bad Hair Day and Best Sausage Catcher, along with the more meaningful – Dogs with a Disability (blind, deaf or a life-changing illness) and of course, the ever-popular Best in Show.  The 1st – 6th winner receives a rosette and best Rescue Dog and Best in Show receive a trophy to keep.  


The events at the Sanctuary are always fun and interesting for the whole family, with a children’s entertainer, live music, delicious refreshments, lots of stalls, a tombola and a raffle.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for around 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep and cats, and has been doing so since it was founded in 1983.

The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity which, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Sue says, “we always look forward to inviting the public and their dogs to come and visit the Sanctuary and learn more about what we do.  

“Young and old always have such a great time and it means we’re able to show off our facilities and our amazing animals and give people an insight into the valuable work that we do in a fun way.”

To book tickets for the Open Day and Dog Show, visit the charity’s website at: 

For anyone wishing to sponsor a dogclass at the event, especially local businesses, please email:  For information about the Sanctuary, visit or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

The final Open Day of the season will take place on Sunday 2 October to celebrate World Animal Day, and the charity has created an appeal to raise funds to replenish its stocks of hay. Details can be found at:

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