The SEIB Redwings Show is returning this year with a new date, venue and even more classes for 2020.
The popular event, organised by Redwings Horse Sanctuary and kindly sponsored by SEIB Insurance Brokers, will be held on Sunday 12th July (a move from its usual May date) and at the new location of Trinity Park, outside Ipswich - and with the addition of a new Fun Dog Show!All proceeds from the day will be donated to Redwings to support the 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules currently in the charity’s care.Now in its eleventh year, the Show will include over 60 showing classes across five rings, with horse owners having the chance to compete in traditional Ridden and In-hand classes, as well as Working Hunter, Veteran and Heavy Horse classes.
While, new for this year, those with horses or ponies over the age of 15 will also be able to compete in the Senior Showing and Dressage League (SSADL) first round qualifiers, the exciting first step towards gaining a place in the grand final held at Olympia International Horse Show in London in December.Plus, the Donkey Breed Society affiliated classes will return so these lovable long-eared creatures and their owners can enjoy their moment in the ring too.
Those who care for a horse or pony rehomed from a registered charity will also be able to compete in the Best Rescue classes, both In-hand and Ridden, to celebrate their transformations and showcase the amazing accomplishments of rescued equines.
There will also be a dedicated Novice Ring for those horses and riders who are new to showing and wish to gain experience at a friendly and encouraging event, plus a ‘Just for Fun’ ring with classes including Best Turnout, Handsomest Gelding and My Best Friend, perfect for those of all ages looking for an enjoyable day out with their four-legged friend – with the added bonus of a rosette or two up for grabs!For the first time, the SEIB Redwings Show will also be hosting a Fun Dog Show, kindly sponsored by Pooch's Dog Treats, with 12 classes including Best Rescue, Waggiest Tail and Best Pawshaker! All competitors will have the chance of walking away with a rosette and a pack of Pooch’s treats.Show organiser, Jude Palmer, said “It’s a big year for the SEIB Redwings Show, with a change of date and venue plus some exciting additions to the schedule.
We’re delighted, in particular, to be offering older horses and ponies their chance to shine in the SSADL qualifiers and - of course - welcoming our long-eared donkey competitors and rehomed horses back to the Show as well. Plus, with the introduction of our Fun Dog Show, there really is something for everyone, and anyone who simply wishes to spectate is very welcome too!”