The Annual GUVMA Rodeo is a large scale charity fundraiser which provides entertainment, food and festivities! Overall, it’s a wonderful community event that is family-friendly and supports a great cause. The event is entirely student-run, and raises thousands of pounds for each years’ headlining charities, and have had a few thousand people in attendance. This year our beneficiary charities are:
The Trusty Paws Clinic
Students for Animals in Need (SAIN)
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Give a Dog a Bone
Riding for the Disabled Association
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys
We will have multiple other animal charities attending! We have invited a variety of groups, so there will be representation from breed-specific rescues, farm sanctuaries, horse rescue groups, welfare groups, reptile and rodent groups, and other more niche interests. We have groups that are local, and groups that have an international reach. In addition to the charities, we will have plenty of events and entertainment.
This years events include an animal handling tent, an interactive agility course for your four legged friends, a sled dog demonstration, a falconry display, alpacas, and our much beloved dog show, as well as so much more!
We will have a Main Marquee tent with numerous vendors, food, crafts and other
small business. We will also have a raffle with dozens of exciting prizes!
This is a totally dog friendly event and people who come are encouraged to bring their doggy pals along and have-a-go at agility, dog show, flyball and doggie dash recall competitions. And, of course, for all of the kids there will be bouncy castles, laser tag, pony rides, face painting, and much more!