November 6, 2013
TV ACTOR Martin Clunes was the special guest at an open day hosted by a charitable organisation which looks after retired racehorses.
Martin, star of hit shows such as Men Behaving Badly and Doc Martin, was joined by his wife Philippa at the Racehorse Rehoming Centre at Combe St Nicholas for the event on Sunday.
They officially opened a new barn which has become home to some of the centre’s horses as a stable block.
The centre rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes former racehorses with the aim of giving them a worthwhile future.
Martin, a big horse fan, said: “It gives us enormous pleasure to declare this lovely barn well and truly open.
“Amazing work is done here to look after and care for these horses, which could easily fall through the net and come to a horrible end.”
Martin and his wife unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new stable block and he joked: “I’m so pleased – they’ve spelt my name right!”
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