Equitana 2012

TREW was offered the opportunity to work with Project Hope Horse Welfare at the demonstrations of Peggy, the rescued Standardbred mare who was on display to show off the versatility and potential that rescued horses have. TREW President Leigh spent several sessions working with Peggy to prepare her for her debut at Equitana. 

Leigh assisted with the demonstrations on all four days of Equitana, spoke to the crowds about horse rescue and answered many questions that people had. As a young mare, Peggy has shown many that once rehabilitated, a rescue horse can be a valuable family member both as a riding horse and as a companion.

We used our time at Equitana to network and meet many people in the industry, as well as spreading TREW’s name and garnering a couple of memberships. It was a massive four days and we could all have done with a holiday to recover from it.

Whittlesea Show, November 3rd & 4th

We had a great couple of days a Whittlesea. We got to speak to lots of lovely people, handed out information from our education unit and signed up lots of new members. The Whittlesea Show was a good opportunity for us to talk to a wide range of animal and horse lovers alike as well as do some fundraising.

Thank you to our Committee for manning the stand over the weekend.
We would also like to welcome our new members and our newest business sponsor Robert’s Winnebago


Bella was no longer able to be ridden but her owner Emma and her mother Sue could not bear to send her to the knackery. Deciding to retire Bella, her owners turned Bella out into a large paddock of 54 acres along with a couple of other horses, the cattle, goats and some sheep. Feed and water were plentiful and although there was not much in the way of fencing there was a good deal of room for the horses to run. 

Fundraiser – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle — Bayswater – June 2012

The Bunnings sausage sizzle run by TREW on Saturday 2nd June 2012 was a great success.

Arriving at 8am, the BBQ was fired up and sausages and onions were put on to cook. Within 5 minutes hungry people were queuing up! The sausage sizzle operated from 9am until 4pm non-stop. With the busy periods becoming more frequent than the lulls, we twice had to rush out for more supplies. We served our last sausage at 4pm on the dot.

Overall it was a very long day, but well worth it! The sausage sizzle proved to be very profitable. We have put our name on the list for another day now that we know what we are in for.

Thank you to Amanda for organising this event and rallying the troops comprised of Dean, Leigh, Rebecca and Jessie.
An extra Thank You to Dean and Amanda for cutting up all those onions! The customers loved them.

Fundraiser – Car Boot Sale at Carlton Lodge Indoor Arena

Sunday’s Charity car boot sale turned out to be a great success. Despite the forecast, the rain held off and we had a reasonably mild day.

Stallholders comprised of both businesses and private, all selling a great selection of equine gear.

The public began arriving early and 3 hours of madness ensued. The sausage sizzle and soup was a roaring success and all stallholders were happy with the day.

Many people helped and we would like to thank:-
• Carlton Lodge, for allowing us access to their indoor arena for the day and for their help leading up to and during the car boot.
• Ian Parsons of Parsons Family Building, for manning the BBQ
• Jasmin from Hocking Stuart in Glen Waverley, for manning the gate in the cold and selling raffle tickets.

Also, a huge thank to all the businesses who donated to the raffle and to all the stallholders who, by booking a stall, have supported Triple R Equine Welfare.

We aim to make these car boots an annual event and will post time and location for the next one in our newsletters, on Facebook and here our webpage