When Berry sustained an injury to his back leg and hoof which left him unable to be ridden, he was no longer wanted. He has recovered well from the injuries and now only a scar remains. Berry is such an integral part of our herd.  After we suddenly lost his companion Ernie to illness at the beginning of the year, we were really concerned as to how Berry would cope.  It’s true to say that he went through a period of real grief and he lost his appetite and then weight; but we nursed him through those dark few weeks and he came out the other side having said his goodbyes and had clearly worked out a way to live without his pal.

Berry is a reluctant leader, previously allowing Ernie to step forward and take charge, but he appears to have understood that he has a real admiration from the other horses and that he has role to play in the herd now.  He is not bossy or aggressive in his senior position; instead there is a real sense of respect for Berry from the others and even the pesky Ziggy instinctively knows not to mess with him.  He has an air of authority in the group, but such a gentle, understated authority – we could learn a lot from his approach to leadership!

Berry’s calmness and unflappable character is such a favourite with the team too and he has stolen the heart of many of our staff and volunteers – if we wish to introduce someone to a larger horse who does not have experience of such animals, Berry is the perfect choice – he is so generous in spirit and simply allows a new face to slowly gain the confidence to be with him. 

How to sponsor Berry

As a big thank you for your sponsorship you will get to share in Berry’s life at Mane Chance. So along with a sponsorship certificate signed by Jenny Seagrove, you will be kept fully up to date on Berry.

Basic Sponsorship
Becoming a Basic Sponsor costs just £2 per month and you’ll receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Berry.
  • Regular e-updates about Berry.
  • A birthday card.
  • An opportunity to visit Berry on allocated days.

 
Enhanced Sponsorship
Becoming an Enhanced Sponsor costs just £5 per month and you’ll receive:

  • All Basic Sponsorship items.
  • Free admission to the MCS open day to visit Berry and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.
  • Packet of greetings cards featuring a picture of Berry.

 
Junior Basic Sponsors (for sponsors aged 16 years and under)
Becoming a Junior Basic Sponsor costs just £2 per month and you’ll receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Berry.
  • Regular e-updates about Berry.
  • A birthday card
  • An opportunity to visit Berry on allocated days.

 
Junior Enhanced Sponsors (for sponsors aged 16 years and under)
Becoming a Junior Enhanced Sponsor costs just £5 per month and you’ll receive:

  • All Junior Basic Sponsorship items.
  • A small cuddly horse soft toy.
  • Free admission to the MCS open day to visit Berry and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.


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All updates about your sponsor horse will be sent electronically. If you would rather receive updates by post, please select the option below
For more details about sponsorship please email us at sponsorahorse@manechancesanctuary.org

 


 

Sponsorship Form

Please take the time to fill in the form below and select which form of sponsorship you would like to apply for.

 

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