Burnley’s newest signing is hot to trot

Dychio, the newest arrival at HAPPA (s)
Dychio, the newest arrival at HAPPA (s)

Introducing Dychio, Burnley’s newest signing.

Well, the newest member of the team at the Horses and Ponies Protection Association.

And the super cute foal, named in honour of Burnley FC manager Sean Dyche, was born slap bang in the middle of celebrations surrounding the club’s promotion to the Premier League. HAPPA staff asked Clarets supporters to choose a name for the foal so Dychio seemed like the obvious choice.

And Dychio has already achieved premiership status by making it into HAPPA’s Second Chance Sponsorship squad.

The Second Chance Sponsorship Scheme was developed to help promote rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses and ponies at HAPPA. Sponsors make a bespoke rehabilitation process possible for each animal on the scheme by offering their support and in return they are encouraged to take an active interest in their chosen pony’s progress by visiting the Centre, receiving regular updates a special rosette when the animal starts a new life in their foster or “Forever Home.

Equine Development Officer Laura Brown said: “Dychio is super cute and we will be looking for a suitable foster placement for him when he is a little older.

“The Second Chance Sponsorship Scheme is a great opportunity for people to be involved in equine welfare in a really positive way and I hope that all Burnley supporters will take advantage of this great offer and support

HAPPA’s newest signing.

To join the scheme please call Laura on 01282 455992, email secondchance@happa.org.uk or visit HAPPA at Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe between 11am -4pm every day.