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Horsing Around this Half-Term with HAPPA


February 4, 2022



HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) are planning fun-filled, horse themed activities for all the family at Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, Burnley this February half-term.

All week a FREE Horse Facts with Fergus Trail and a Horse Colour Match Challenge are available to complete when you book your visit at the Visit Us section of the HAPPA website. 

Pony Grooming sessions will be held onsite 11am-3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during half-term. Children aged 4+ and Adults will be invited to groom one of HAPPA’s gentle horses supervised by a member of staff.

Fifteen minute slots are available for a £5 donation (cash payments only) and these will be on a first come first served basis. Children under 7 must be supervised by a parent or guardian whilst grooming.

The onsite Cafe will be open serving delicious food and drink all week, including the brand new Breakfast Menus available at weekends from 9.30am.

HAPPA’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Julie Pharaoh-Gan, explains further:

“Like every visitor attraction February half-term is important to us and is a great opportunity to create family fun and raise income. Every penny raised goes directly towards the core mission of rescuing horses and ponies from neglect. This year more than ever our fundraising is vital to enable the Charity to continue to help horses in need. We cannot wait to welcome visitors old and new to HAPPA.”

But that’s not all, the charity is holding Own a Pony Days and Beginners Guide to Horse and Pony Care Courses. So if you, or anyone you know, is a keen equestrian here’s a chance to expand knowledge and skills, or develop new ones, through a range of courses with interactive sessions and classroom based activities.

HAPPA have developed these courses over the past twelve months and are now delighted to introduce not only Level 1 Beginners Guides for children and adults, but a specially designed course for parents and children to attend together and the launch of Level 2. Visit the Horse Care Courses section on the HAPPA website for more information and to book