MP meets racehorse charity at Brinsbury Show

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited the Brinsbury Show & Country Fayre on Sunday (19 May), the showcase of facilities and skills from Brinsbury College, the Pulborough campus of Chichester College.

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Mr Herbert toured the stands, meeting students and local businesses who were exhibiting their products and demonstrating their skills.  Around 5,000 visitors enjoyed the show, which is put together with the support of volunteers from the staff and students at the college. 

The MP called in at the stand of the Racehorse Sanctuary, a charity which supports the re-homing, rehabilitation and retraining of retired racehorses.  Mr Herbert, a racing enthusiast, met its co-founder, Sue Collins, and learned about the work the Sanctuary does.   

Co-founded by Graham Oldfield in 1996, the charity recently relocated to Brinsbury from Somerset when faced with closure.  It has given many horses a ‘life after racing’. 

Sue said: “We want to thank Brinsbury for allowing us to have a stand at the Fayre.  It has helped to raise a lot of local awareness.  It was great to meet Nick who showed a lot of interest in what we do.” 

Mr Herbert said: “I enjoyed visiting the Show and Fayre and meeting many of the exhibitors, and it was a pleasure to meet Sue and the Racehorse Sanctuary team. 

“It was interesting to hear about the wonderful work they do, and I am delighted that they are now based in my constituency.  I very much look forward to visiting the charity to see the horses.” 



1.     Photograph – Nick with Sue Collins and the Racehorse Sanctuary team at The Brinsbury Show & Country Fayre. 

2.      For more information about The Racehorse Sanctuary see