Abandonment

It is an illegal offence to abandon any animal, with a possible 51 week prison sentence, a fine up to £20,000 – or both. NEWC has seen an increase in the number of abandoned horses over the last few years and reports of horses straying on roads, abandonments at livery yards, and horses being dumped on private or council land have increased.

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National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C.

The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. 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.

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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.

Stop the Scourge, Time to address unlawful fly-grazing in England. 

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.

Orchid

OrchidOrchid. Blue Cross. Rolleston rehoming centre, Staffordshire. Orchid is a six year old 14hh skewbald Native mare. Orchid hasn't always had a nice life and she was very nervous and unsure of people when she first came to the Read more →

Heather

HeatherHeather. Blue Cross. Rolleston Rehoming Centre, Staffordshire. Heather is a nine year old 13.3hh black Native mare. When Heather came to the Blue Cross she hadn't had the best start in life but the team have spent a lot of time giving her 1-2-1 Read more →

Acacia

AcaciaAcacia. Blue Cross. Rolleston Rehoming Centre, Staffordshire. Acacia is a nine year old 13hh black Native mare. When Acacia came to the Blue Cross she hadn't had the best start in life but the team have spent a lot of time getting her back on track, however she is still thin. Read more →

Emerald

EmeraldEmerald. Mare & Foal Sanctuary. Located at Upcott Park, EX22 6NT. Emerald is a two year old 12.3hh bay Cob filly. Emerald was a part of a herd of abandoned youngsters. She was the only filly in a herd of colts, was unhandled on arrival but soon gained trust in her Read more →

Billy3

Billy3Billy3. Mare & Foal. Located at Honeysuckle Farm, TQ12 4SA. Billy3 is a seven year old 9.2hh chestnut Dartmoor Hill gelding. Billy3's previous owner was no longer able to keep him. He was entire on Read more →

Ash

AshAsh. Mare & Foal. Located at Upcott Park, EX22 6NT. Ash is a six year old 11.1hh skewbald Dartmoor Hill mare. Ash arrived at the Sanctuary with her dam as an unhandled Read more →

Rafferty

RaffertyRafferty. Mare & Foal. Located at Upcott Park, EX22 6NT. Raffer is a two year old 12.3hh bay Cob gelding. Wilde arrived as part of a group of abandoned and unhandled young Read more →

Wilde

WildeWilde. Mare & Foal. Located at Upcott Park, EX22 6NT. Wilde is a two year old 12.3hh bay Cob gelding. Wilde arrived as part of a group of abandoned and unhandled young Read more →

Farrell

FarrellFarrell. Mare & Foal Sanctuary. Located at Upcott Park, EX22 6NT. Farrell is a two year old 13.3hh skewbald Cob gelding. Farrell arrived as part of a group of abandoned and unhandled young Read more →

Anabaa’s Secret (Freddie)

Anabaa’s Secret (Freddie)Anabaa’s Secret (Freddie). World Horse Welfare. Located at Hall Farm. Freddie is an eleven year old 16.1hh dark bay Thoroughbred gelding. Freddie is one of the Thoroughbred horses who came to Hall Farm as part of the scheme we are running in conjunction with Read more →