Grimbo was rescued from a dealer’s yard where a collection of kind people paid for him. He has had a change of position in the Shetland herd over the past few months.  Mr Smith, who has generally been the leader of the Shetland herd, has obviously decided that he has got all the Shetlands organised as to how he thinks they should be and has chosen to stand aside allowing his pal Grimbo to have his turn in taking the reins.  Grimbo was happy to oblige and appears to have taken his new role very seriously – alongside his companion Thelma, of course.  He now has a settled herd of seven other horses under his command. But don’t be concerned – this new leadership has not changed the Grimbo that we all know and love – he is still the most gentle, generous pony to staff, volunteers and visitors alike.  

Recently, we have started a new initiative called ‘Share a Shettie’, where adults and children come to spend a day looking after our herd of little ones and he is always one of the most engaging, welcoming horses you could wish to have.  He adores being groomed and walked out, often with a young child at the end of his leading rein.  He knows to be calm and to be gentle and he receives the biggest smiles from them all.  For the summer open day, he also proved to be a huge star and enjoyed meeting supporters and visitors all afternoon, seemingly understanding the important role he has to play at the Sanctuary.  We look forward to working with him more over the coming months, in between his busy Shetland herd leader duties, of course!

How to sponsor Grimbo

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

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

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Grimbo.
  • Regular e-updates about Grimbo.
  • A birthday card.
  • An opportunity to visit Grimbo 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 Grimbo and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.
  • Packet of greetings cards featuring a picture of Grimbo.

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 Grimbo.
  • Regular e-updates about Grimbo.
  • A birthday card.
  • An opportunity to visit Grimbo 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 Grimbo 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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