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Rest In Peace Aurora

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of Aurora, retired Thames Valley Police horse, at the age of 13. Although Aurora has only been with us a short while, she instantly found favour…

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Caesar galloping

For one final time, All Hail Caesar

It is with deepest sorrow we come to you today with news of the loss of incredible former police horse Caesar at the age of 23. One of a kind, the great Caesar leaves a hole in our herd larger…

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Rest In Peace Sawley Lancashire Police

Rest In Peace, Sawley

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of another member of our cherished herd, former Lancashire Police Horse, Sawley. Standing at 16.2hh, Sawley was a striking presence and although he had to be tough to get…

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Grey pony trotting in a field

Goodnight, Casper

It is with a very heavy heart that we bring you the devastatingly sad news of the loss of retired Riding for the Disabled Association and well-loved sponsor pony, Casper. A true gentlemen and a shining star both in his…

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Farewell, Handsome Jutland

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of Jutland, who retired to us in 2020 from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. A stunning black Irish Draught, Jutland served the country for 10 long years as part…

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Black horse standing in a field

Rest in peace, Vainglory

It has been a very difficult week for us here at The Horse Trust and we are saddened to share this news with you. We are devastated to announce at the age of 31 years old, we said the final…

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Grey horse sitting down

Goodbye, Claudia

It is with a heavy heart that we bring our supporters the sad news of the passing of retired Royal Mews carriage horse, Claudia. Claudia retired to us in 2019 after 16 years of service with the Royal Mews as…

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Sleep tight, Tom

It is with great sadness that we come to you with the news of the passing of retired Royal Mews carriage horse, Tom. One of our longest staying residents, beautiful big bay Irish draught Tom came to us in 2006…

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Bay horse looking into the camera

Sleep Tight Rommel

We share with you today the very sad news of the passing of retired military horse, Rommel. A larger-than-life character with many quirks, Rommel, also known as Bob, will be very missed by us here at The Horse Trust but…

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Horse stands in a field

Farewell, Wiggins

Today we sadly bring you the news of the passing of our dear friend Wiggins. After not quite making the cut in his training for the Household Cavalry, Wiggins came to us to enjoy the beautiful countryside and slower lifestyle…

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Welcome, Jupiter!

We're delighted to welcome another new resident through our stable doors, the very handsome Jupiter!  18-year old Jupiter (centre in the above photo), joins us after serving for over 12 years in The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Blues and Royals.…

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Introducing Serendipity

We’re delighted to introduce you to another new recruit here at The Horse Trust. Please meet 10-year old Serendipity (stable name Hades), formerly of The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA). KTRHA is Her Majesty The Queen’s mounted ceremonial saluting battery. …

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Welcome, Orla!

We are delighted to introduce our newest arrival at The Horse Trust, Orla, formerly of the Metropolitan Police. Standing at 17.2hh, this beautiful mare has had quite the career. Orla served at numerous public order and ceremonial events across London…

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Farewell, Burniston

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Burniston, at the age of 29. Burniston was a beautiful Irish Draught X standing at 16.2hh and served both in the Defence Animal Training Regiment and…

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Goodnight Bronwen

The Horse Trust is heartbroken to announce that our little fighter Bronwen, who we rescued with her filly foal Seren last year from the streets of Swansea, has passed away. Standing at just 10hh, when she came to us she…

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Sefton and Echo

Horse Trust Legends

To celebrate our 135th anniversary this year (10 May), we’re counting down to the big day with a series of ‘Horse Trust Legends’ posts on our Facebook page. Every Wednesday we will be revealing one of our 10 legend horses…

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Uncle George

RIP Uncle George

The Horse Trust is heart-broken to announce the passing of our oldest resident, Uncle George, at the age of 43. After many years at Battersea Children’s zoo, George came to us with Briar the donkey back in 2004. George has…

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Take our Valentine’s Quiz!

Take Our Valentine's Quiz - Find Your Sponsorship Soulmate Find your perfect match with our Valentine’s Quiz! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and our beloved sponsor residents have so much love to give. This year we thought it…

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Our Winter 2020 Newsletter is here!

If you've signed-up to receive the The Horse Trust newsletter, then keep an eye out for our latest issue! The Horse Trust Winter 2020 Newsletter will be arriving with you soon, and is packed full of fabulous stories and photos…

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RIP Bud the Brave

RIP Bud We almost can’t believe we are writing this so soon after we lost our dear Iceini. It is with a heavy heart that very suddenly we had to say our final goodbyes to Bud, aged 21, who retired…

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Welcome to Bob and Jutland

Welcome Bob and Jutland!

Welcome Bob and Jutland. First up, everyone meet Bob! This handsome chap is retiring from English Heritage after 7 years of service. English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. Bob was based at…

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The Horse Trust in Horse and Hound

The Horse Trust in Horse & Hound

This week Nicola Housby-Skeggs, Veterinary Director at The Horse Trust, the world’s oldest horse charity, talks about their work and looking after the Trust’s unique herd of horses in Horse and Hound magazine. Our priority is ensuring that our retired…

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Spotlight on Trojan

Spotlight on Trojan

Today's spotlight is dedicated to our lovely Trojan I (Now we have two!). Trojan first came to The Horse Trust in January 2013 from the Essex Police Mounted Section, after it was sadly disbanded in 2012. Trojan served four years with…

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