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Join in on the fun – Burghley Sponsored Ride

SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride - Sunday 4th September 2016 A unique one-off chance to ride along the famous four-star Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Cross Country Course on the final day of the world class international three day event. An…

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Big Thanks to SEBO

The Team at The Horse Trust would like to send a massive thank you to Justin and the Sebo UK Ltd team, who donated a SEBO AIRBELT E for our prize draw for our Horses, Hounds and Heroes event on…

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Honouring Sam Slick

The Horse Trust has been caring for the twilight years of military working horses since the Boer War, after 130 years, losing these amazing boys and girls at the end of their lives of service never gets any easier. It…

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Final Lap of Honour for Lochnagar

We know so many of you were following the progress of beautiful Lochnagar after his severe mystery head injury. We had thought that after Royal Windsor Show Lochnagar might be coming home as he'd been showing signs of improvement. Very…

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Farewell Valerian

It has been a deeply challenging couple of weeks for everyone here at The Horse Trust and for our friends and colleagues in the military. Just as Royal Windsor Show was getting underway, celebrating HM The Queen's 90th birthday and…

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Keeping Paddocks Safer For Horses

Volunteer to Vet

Here at The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses we receive many applications for work experience or volunteering – and we try our best to accommodate as many of these requests as we can.  For health and safety reasons…

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Lochnagar in the wars

Lochnagar has been in the wars this week; he’s managed somehow to sustain some pretty nasty injuries to his face. We are not sure of the cause of his accident, but he managed to give us a pretty big scare…

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Thank You Hartpury

In March 2016, a selection of students from Hartpury College organised a charity demo with Badminton winner and Rio 2016 shortlist rider Paul Tapner in aid of The Horse Trust and Cancer Research UK. Hartpury Equine is one of the…

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Meet Bear – Our Resquip Mannequin

The Horse Trust would like you to meet our newest resident. He is very different to all our other residents… apparently he doesn’t need expensive stables or even food… because he is a mannequin! This handy horse will be invaluable…

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We open our doors for 2016

On Thursday 4th February 2016, we opened our doors to the public for the first time this year. We were overwhelmed with the warm welcome we received from our visitors and the horses couldn’t wait to see you all again,…

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Sad Farewell – Harlequin

Handsome Harlequin of the Met Police suddenly became very ill in January. After trying everything we could, we had to make the decision to say goodbye. Harly was an all-round superstar and had already survived the emergency removal or a…

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We reached 14k!

Well January certainly was blue for us, but in a positive way as we reached 14k likes on our Facebook page. Thank you to all our supporters who have encouraged people to like our page. Social media presents an opportunity…

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2015 Roundup Video

Our roundup of 2015

Our 2015 roundup Click here to play our 2015 roundup video. It includes some great rescue transformations and of course the birth/first wobbly steps of our first ever foal born here at the Trust. We had to say goodbye to…

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Gone But Not Forgotten Residents 2015

As a Home of Rest for retired equine civil servants we have more than our fair share of goodbyes. It is our duty and our privilege to care for these wonderful horses in their twilight years and also to know…

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Troy joins Henry in the clouds

The Horse Trust had to say goodbye to our beloved donkey Troy in November 2015. After something in the region of 50 years of living life to the full, our treasured donkey Troy passed away. She was an institution here…

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Historic Delivery for The Horse Trust

The Horse Trust recently received an exciting delivery in the shape of two lifting boxes that were used in the First World War to transport horses onto the ships. These boxes were used at the Tilbury docks from November 1914…

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