National Equine Health Survey

nehsCalling all horse owners! Have you registered for the National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) yet? NEHS, supported by Zoetis and Spillers, is the only survey that looks at the general health of our horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK. It aims to spot trends so that we can see the main problems affecting our equine friends in an effort to prevent them. You could also win some great prizes by completing the survey so please register on the Blue Cross website and join the Facebook event today.

The National Equine Welfare Council

The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C (NEWC) works to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide. Read more →

Equine crisis UK

Six welfare charities have issued an updated report about the current equine crisis in the UK, entitled “Left on the verge: In the grip of a horse crisis in England and Wales”. Click here to read the latest report.

Homes needed

Are you looking for a horse, pony or donkey? If you are in this fortunate position, have you considered offering to rehome from one of our member charities? Each animal rehomed will free up a space, making it possible for charities to help more horses, ponies and donkeys in desperate need. Please click here to find out more.


CleoCleo. South Hants Pony and Horse Protection Society, Hants. Cleo is a 14 year old 15hh Traditional Cob piebald mare. Cleo is of a slightly nervous nature and really needs to build trust up in her handlers but once she does she is fantastic and great to handle. Read more →


WarriorWarrior. HAPPA. Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, Lancashire. Warrior is a twenty one year old 14.2hh liver chestnut Arab gelding. Warrior came into the centre entire after his owner passed away leaving family members who were inexperienced in horse husbandry to care for Read more →


SerenaSerena. HAPPA. Shores Hay Farm, Lancashire. Serena is a twenty six year old 13hh grey Arab X. Companion-would make a good companion to both horse and human. She would need to be stabled at night over the winter Read more →

Mr Bloom

Mr BloomMr Bloom. HAPPA. Shores Hay Farm, Lancashire. Mr Bloom is a six year old black Shetland X. Mr Bloom came into HAPPA in 2013 after being abandoned. A little girl was feeding him as he was tethered out the back of her house. After an extensive assessment Mr Bloom unfortunately was deemed not suitable for Read more →


JadeJade. HAPPA. Shores Hay Farm, Lancashire. Jade is a fifteen year old 11.2hh grey Welsh Section A mare. Jade was donated due to her owners emigrating. She has never been broken due to nerve damage in her neck. She has been shown at local level while at the Read more →


AutumnAutumn. HAPPA. Shore Hays Farm, Lancashire. Autumn is an eight year old 12.2hh Dartmoor mare. Autumn came to Shores Hey Center as an abandoned 5 year old. She was very nervous, never having had any real human Read more →


TaylorTaylor. HAPPA. Shores Hay Farm, Lancashire. Taylor is a sixteen year old 16.2hh chestnut Warmblood X gelding. Taylor has a lovely, kind nature, he loves being groomed and is a real people person. He is good to do in all ways; can be a little strong when first turned out into a Read more →


SammaySammay. World Horse Welfare, Belwade Farm, Aboyne. Sammay is a seveteen year old 9hh chestnut Shetland mare. Sammay is very patient with young children and will stand politely to be groomed and cuddled. She has a lovely character and would become a much-loved family member in no time at all. Sammay had been out in a home for many years and was much-loved. Read more →


AlaskaAlaska. World Horse Welfare, Hall Farm, Norfolk. Alaska is a 13hh strawberry roan native type filly, approximately one year old. World Horse Welfare Project Horse and Pony is a new category on our rehoming scheme. These horses and ponies are long-term projects requiring highly experienced rehomers to continue their education and development. Alaska now lives out with two others and is being handled on a daily basis. As she is very young, her experience of the world is still limited as yet. She is better to lead when following another. Alaska will now have her feet picked out whilst eating Read more →


RubyRuby. World Horse Welfare, Penny Farm, Blackpool. Ruby is a youngster and13hh chestnut Native type filly. Ruby is a laid-back character and gets on well with her field mates. She is very well-behaved for both the vet and the farrier. Ruby enjoys being groomed and loves a bit of fuss and attention. Read more →