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Could you be part of Monarch’s royal family?

Just Regional
Jun 9, 2023 2 mins read

Animal lovers are being invited to sponsor a young horse named in honour of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year.

Monarch has become one of Redwings’ adoption stars

As the nation celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III last month, Redwings said Monarch was ready to join the charity’s adoption scheme.
Monarch’s mum Majesty gave birth him at Redwings in April 2022 after she was hit by a car at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

No owner could be traced so Redwings, which has a base in Aylsham, offered her a forever home.

The arrival of Monarch, now a young horse whose personality matches his enormous size, was met with good wishes from the Palace in a treasured letter to Redwings.

Lynn Cutress, chief executive of Redwings, said: “We wrote to the Queen to tell her about Monarch’s birth and he and his mother’s naming in her honour, and were thrilled to receive a wonderful letter thanking us for the ‘touching gesture’ in reply.

“This special boy – who is nearly as tall as his mum already – is still only young and we don’t yet know what impact his poor mum’s experiences may have had on him.
He is currently living at one of our private sanctuary sites whilst he has his youngster training and we ensure he doesn’t have any long-term health issues. However, we hope he will one day live in the spotlight at one of our visitor centres.

Monarch with his mum Majesty

“Monarch is one of the youngest horses ever to join the adoption scheme, so this will be a unique opportunity to follow his growth, new experiences, training and triumphs!

“Making him available for adoption to celebrate the King’s Coronation seems very fitting for this ‘Royal’ boy’s journey so far.”
Sponsors of Monarch will receive regular printed updates, including a photo, and emails four times a year with news of his life at Redwings.

To adopt Monarch please go to www.redwings.org.uk/adopt/make-a-new-friend/monarch or call 01508 505246.

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