Say hello to foals, broodmares, stallions and World Horse Welfare ponies on Saturday 18th May. The Lordships Stud on Cow Watering Lane, Writtle, opens to visitors of all ages from 10am.
The family-friendly, free event is organised and run by Writtle University College students.
Guests can view the state of the art facilities to learn about breeding, keeping and training. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day, alongside talks on nutrition and development.
Horseshoe painting, colouring and fun fact sheets will be provided for children and visitors can purchase food from Manhattan Grill Catering.
Don’t miss one of the star attractions: The friendly mechanical horse. For a small fee of just £1.50, visitors are welcome to show off their riding skills!
All proceeds will be donated to World Horse Welfare. This international charity improves the life of horses around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care. Money generated by the event will help to support rescue horses.
First year student, Megan Curtis, said: “We’re excited to be hosting an Open Day. We aim to increase the public’s awareness of the Lordships Stud and fundraise for the World Horse Welfare charity.”
Lecturer Jaime Finch said: “I am incredibly proud of the hard work the students have put into hopefully making the event a success.
“There are only eight of them involved in the planning and organising, and it is linked directly to their Event Management module. Without such dedicated students, the equine department at WUC would be unable to host such successful events.”
Entry to the Open Day is free, but pre-registered ticket holders will receive a goody bag on arrival.