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SEIB Award Winners

We are delighted and extremely thankful to SEIB Insurance Brokers for their generous grant of £10,000. The fourth annual SEIB Insurance Brokers Awards took place at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on the 8th September. The much anticipated £43,000…

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Belize

Rest In Peace, Belize

We are truly heartbroken to announce the passing of former The Household Cavalry favourite, Belize at the age of 25. Gentle giant, Belize served for an impressive 18 years with The Household Cavalry before retiring to us in June 2017.…

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Teddy's 9th Birthday!

Teddy’s Birthday List

We can't believe our very own Teddy is turning 9 on 30 August! To celebrate his big day in style, his girlfriend, fellow rescue pony, Eve has been putting together a birthday list of all the things she thinks he'd…

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Cloud

Goodnight, Beautiful Cloud

It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce the passing of former Royal Mews beauty, Cloud, at the age of 25. Cloud came to us in September 2018 after a magnificent 12 years serving Queen and country in…

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Condition Scoring Show Horses

Guest Post by Behavioural Scientist Dr Tamzin Furtado. What did I learn from condition scoring 300+ show horses and ponies at RIHS? We’ve probably all heard it said that show judges like fat horses, and that show horses, therefore, need…

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Samson And Normandy

We’ve Re-opened!

This week we were thrilled to open our stable doors to visitors once again. We've had a brilliant first two days seeing some of our supporters greeting our residents after such a long time. We've extended our opening hours and…

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BDSC

Thank You BDSC

We would like to extend a big thank you to the British Dressage Supporters Club (BDSC) for their incredibly kind donation of £3,000 to our work here at The Horse Trust. The Horse Trust receives no public funding and we…

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#WeighToWin

#TheWeighToWin

The Horse Trust is continuing to lead an important initiative to reward healthy equine body condition and raise awareness of healthy body condition in show horses. Our Healthiest Body Condition campaign in show rings was well received in 2019 and…

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One Year on for Seren

The 22 July 2021 marks one year on since the beautiful Seren came to us with mother Bronwen, after being rescued in Swansea, amidst the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bronwen and Seren were found abandoned in truly heart-breaking conditions;…

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Dazzle Shines At Windsor

Dazzle Shines at Royal Windsor

We were so happy and proud to see former Horse Trust resident, Dazzle, competing at Royal Windsor Horse Show earlier this month! Dazzle came to us back in 2008 after he was rescued from the horrors of Spindles Farm alongside…

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Scabby

Introducing Scabby

We’re delighted to introduce you to our newest resident, Scarborough Flyer, aka the incredibly adorable Scabby. Scabby comes to us after an interesting career as a training horse at the University of Nottingham Vet School where he worked for 7…

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Phlint

National Farriers Week

This week is National Farriers Week and we’ve created an online course CPD for Farriers on Equine Welfare and Legislation to provide the knowledge and tools needed to be confident dealing with welfare concerns. Are you a farrier? Are you…

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RIP Henry

RIP Henry

Another of our herd has travelled up to the rainbow bridge in the sky. It is with great sadness that we have to let you know about the passing of Henry at the grand age of 31. Henry was a…

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We're Re-opening!

We’re Re-opening 28 July!

We’re delighted to confirm that we’ll be re-opening to visitors from Wednesday 28 July 2021. The Horse Trust will be open for extended hours to accommodate our supporters and all visitors will be required to pre-book their tickets in advance…

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Welcome, Empress

Welcome, Empress!

We’re excited to introduce the newest resident through our stable doors, the incredibly beautiful Empress. Empress is a 23-year-old, 17.2hh black Irish Sport Horse. She retires to us after having had a full working ceremonial career serving the Household Cavalry…

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Jack And Blue

Welcome, Jack and Blue!

We’re excited to announce two new arrivals at The Horse Trust, namely Jack and Blue, both from Waverley Riding Group Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Jack Jack, nicknamed JJ, is a 26 year old black Dales pony. Jack stands…

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Teddy At Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show

We’re excited to let you know that once again we’ll be at Royal Windsor Horse Show. The UK’s largest outdoor premier horse Show takes place on Thursday 1 July – Sunday 4 July 2021, in the private grounds of Windsor…

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Armed Forces Week

Next week (w/c Monday 21 June) we celebrate Armed Forces Week along with the nation. Armed Forces Week is a chance to show support to the men and women in the Armed Forces Community including serving personnel, veterans, reservists, cadets…

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Burniston Trooping The Colour

Trooping the Colour

This Saturday 12 June marks HM The Queen’s official birthday. The Trooping the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. It is one of the biggest events in a military working horse’s calendar therefore…

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Equestride Boot

Samson & Daniel Update

We reported last month that Samson, formerly of South Wales Police picked up a very serious tendon injury whilst out in the field and he was fitted with a revolutionary EqueStride Boot to support the fetlock, reduce the strain on…

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Black Beauty Sponsorship

Black Beauty Sponsorship

The Horse Trust turned 135 this week and to celebrate we’re offering a gorgeous limited edition ‘Black Beauty’ horse sponsorship pack. This very special anniversary sponsorship celebrates our incredible history of which started when our founder, Miss Ann Lindo, read…

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Halt The UK Horse Welfare Crisis For Good

#ActNowForAnimals

The Horse Trust wishes to clarify its position regarding the Green Paper “No Animal Left Behind” (May 2021). Contributions to the publication were provided by the 50 organisations named. The Horse Trust’s expertise lies solely within the equine sector and…

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Dobby

Dobby’s Fight

New resident Dobby is currently in a fight for his life. Please read on to help us help him and give him all the love and care he deserves. This month marks 135 years since The Horse Trust was born.…

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VIenna

RIP Vienna

We are incredibly saddened to announce that another one of our beautiful residents has grown their wings and flown over the bridge for the very…
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