Retired British Police Horse Sanctuary visit – Brantome: Wednesday 20th July


horse_1Have you ever wondered what happens to Police horses when they get too old, are injured or suffering from ill health? Well, Roland and Alison Phillips have been running a sanctuary in Brantome since 2007 and it is open during the summer for visits.

The afternoon consists of a multi media presentation featuring some of the horses in their working lives, followed by a tour of the stables to meet the horses and hear their stories. Afterwards, there is tea on the lawn.

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Brantome is a lovely village in the Dordogne to the north of Perigueux. Although it is a long drive of about 100 miles to get there, it takes less than 2 hours from Bordeaux and is a really nice day out.

Bratome itself is a lovely town and is sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne. It is well worth a visit in its own right and we suggest that you stop off for lunch there and have a look around the town and that we meet up at the sanctuary, which is 10minutes to the north of Brantome at 2pm.

The cost of the visit and afternoon tea is 12€ per head.


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