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Galahad’s Story

In January 2019 The Horse Trust was involved in one of the largest and most heart wrenching animal rescue cases ever seen in the UK. Only now are we legally able to tell you about some of the sickest ponies…

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Merlin's Story

Merlin’s Story

In January 2019 The Horse Trust was involved in one of the largest and most heart wrenching animal rescue cases ever seen in the UK. Only now are we legally able to tell you about some of the sickest ponies…

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RIP Gemma

RIP Gemma

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of former Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled pony, Gemma, at the grand age of 32. Gemma arrived at The Horse Trust in 2012 and quickly became an incredibly…

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Nelson and Huntsman

Horse Identification Survey

Is the way forward for horse identification in the UK good old paper passports or do you feel we should be able to view and manage our horses’ identification records online? We want to hear from you! We're asking supporters…

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Goodnight Gawain

We are absolutely heartbroken to announce the passing of one of our most popular residents, the much-loved Gawain, at the age of 24. Gawain bravely served the Metropolitan Police for eight magnificent years before retiring to us ten years ago…

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A Big Day for Boris

We are incredibly proud to announce that former Metropolitan Police and Gloucestershire Police resident, Boris has recently been awarded a second medal, in recognition of his outstanding police work. In 2014, Boris was honoured to be awarded the PDSA Award…

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RIP Talavera

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad passing of our much-loved resident, Talavera at the grand age of 31. Talavera (stable name Pip) retired to us in April 2018 after a magnificent 16 years serving The…

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Clinical Animal Behaviour Webinar

Are you working towards becoming a registered equine Clinical Animal Behaviourist? Are you interested in equine behaviour and approaches used to manage behaviour problems? If the answer is yes, then The Horse Trust’s equine Clinical Animal Behaviour webinars are for…

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Neddy Noel – Sold Out!

We are now SOLD OUT for our Christmas Open Day, Neddy Noel on Sunday 28 November! We are asking supporters to please let us know if they have booked a ticket they no longer need so we can pass it…

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Welcome Dinky

Welcome, Dinky!

We are delighted to welcome new resident, former The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery wheeler, Dinky! Dinky retires to us after a magnificent 13 years serving in The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA), as a wheeler in D Sub-Section’s…

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Neddy Noel

Neddy Noel Returns for 2021!

We're delighted to announce that after a one year break due to Covid-19, Neddy Noel returns on Sunday 28 November. Join us for festive fun on our last open day before Christmas as we celebrate in style with our residents!…

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Introducing Albert!

We're excited to introduce our newest arrival, the adorable Albert, formerly of Ascot Driving Group Riding for the Disabled (RDA). Albert joins his former Windsor and Ascot RDA friends, Casper and Major in retirement with us. We are delighted that…

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Visit Us This Halloween

Join us this October half-term as we get in the spooky spirit of Halloween! From Wednesday 27 October - Sunday 31 October we'll be decorating The Horse Trust with all things Halloween. Visit us during this fun-filled week and experience…

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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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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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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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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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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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