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Kynren Foal Named After Celtic Goddess

Published : 16 May, 2019

An adorable donkey foal, who recently became the newest member of the Kynren cast after being born in the middle of rehearsals, has been named after a Celtic goddess.

Epona, is the protector of horses, donkeys and mules, and the name was suggested by Leia Sunter from Darlington following an online competition. 

Leia is also a member of the Kynren cast and is looking forward to performing with Epona during the 2019 show.

“As soon as we saw it we all knew Epona was the perfect name for this little foal,” said Anna Warnecke, Kynren’s Director of Cavalry and Estates.

“She’s only a few days old but you can tell she is full of spirit and character and will be a real character as she develops and matures,” she added.

In addition to the donkeys Anna and her team look after 33 performance horses who all have a key role to play in the Kynren performances. They are all grey to make sure they stand out when it gets dark, but the breeds vary to include Lusitanos, Percherons, Wielkopolskis and Kladrubers.

Posted on May 16, 2019