This Esme coming to Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Come and meet This Esme on Wednesday 2nd August 2023

Posted on 05/07/2023

This Esme coming to Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

We are delighted to be hosting presenter, YouTube sensation, World Horse Welfare Patron and rehomer, This Esme on Wednesday 2nd August at our Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for a pony-packed day of fun and fundraising this summer!

Book your tickets HERE

This exclusive fundraising event is This Esme’s first meeting in Scotland! As well as giving you the opportunity to meet Esme Higgs in person, you will also have the chance to see Esme riding World Horse Welfare Hatchi in a demonstration and hear about how the charity prepares a horse or pony for rehoming. During the day you will be able to walk around Belwade Farm and meet some of the 70 wonderful horses and ponies undergoing rehabilitation in our care.

Ponies just like lovely little Shetland, Snip, who along with his two friends, came into our care when he wasn’t being properly looked after. All three of the Shetlands are now thriving and happy and will be ready to rehome soon!

Belwade Farm, which sits on the River Dee, has miles of safe tracks to walk along so you can see our ponies enjoying life in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. We also have our very own fairy woodland and stone circle as well as Bistro serving delicious food, drinks and ice-creams.

The Day Schedule :

11:00am – Gates open

11:15am – 12:30pm – Meet Session 1 with This Esme

1pm – 1:30pm – Riding Demonstration with This Esme and World Horse Welfare Centre Manager, Eileen Gillen

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Meet Session 2 with This Esme

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Meet Session 3 with This Esme

5:00pm – Doors close

Important Information for Ticket Holders:

This is a ticket only event and all tickets must be bought in advance. Ticket numbers are limited.

Due to limited access at Belwade Farm all ticket holders for this event should arrive between 11:00am and 12:30pm. There is a single-track road which will only be open for departures after 1:00pm. No entry to the event after 12.30pm.

On arrival you will be given a coloured wristband which will determine the time for you to meet Esme. There are lots of ponies to meet and things to do around the farm during the rest of the day.

The ridden demonstration will be at 1:00pm in an outdoor paddock. Please note in case of inclement weather you need to come prepared with suitable waterproof clothing. World Horse Welfare reserves the right to feature another horse or pony in this demonstration and cancel the demonstration in the event of very poor weather.

Weather permitting much of the event will be outside so please come dressed appropriately. We recommend that all visitors wear flat footwear with no open toes.

Please email us at if you have any accessibility requirements.

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