Philanthropy and Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

There are many different ways your company can support The Horse Trust and create a mutually beneficial partnership.

Corporate Partnerships

We would be delighted to talk about the various options for corporate partnerships, ranging from sponsorship of an event, donating a percentage from the sale of a product, gifts in kind, charity of the year opportunities, or sponsoring a horse at our Home of Rest. We will work with you to ensure that your charitable support will fit with your company’s needs.  We can offer a variety of mutually positive benefits such as:

  • Recognition of your support through our media channels and communication through our monthly E-News and bi-annual Newsletter to our dedicated supporters;
  • Promotion of the partnership through our social media channels and on our website.
  • Bespoke visit to our Home of Rest for Horses to meet the horses, ponies and donkeys you help;

The difference you will make is simple – your support will enable us to keep providing a peaceful and secure retirement to those horses who have given their service to our country for many years, as well as allowing us to keep rescuing and rehabilitating those horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered intense cruelty and neglect.

Read below corporate partnerships case studies of how we have worked with companies to help even more horses.

Corporate Partnerships Case Studies

Animal Friends Pet Insurance

Animal Friends Pet Insurance

Animal Friends Pet Insurance generously gifted The Horse Trust enough funds to purchase a double mobile field shelter for our Shetland paddock to provide them with man-made shelter all year round, as well as a set of two Treeless Saddles for our Training and Rehabilitation Yard. These saddles are far easier to fit to different sized welfare cases and are more comfortable for the horse, making backing and training easier for the trainer and the horses allowing them to be rehomed to their perfect forever home as soon as possible. Another example of how corporate partnerships can benefit The Horse Trust.

Mad March Hares

Mad March Hares

Mad March Hares, a countryside lifestyle brand, has generously partnered with The Horse Trust and donates a percentage of the profits of each sale from their Equestrian Range to our work. They have also designed a bespoke range of merchandise which will be available to buy from our online shop and on-site Tea Room soon!

“Mad March Hares is pleased to announce some exciting news that in the next few months we will be supporting and working closely with the oldest horse charity in the world, The Horse Trust. We are currently collaborating with The Horse Trust to create exclusive ranges of some of their beautiful horse and hope to bring them fruition very soon. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank The Horse Trust, as we feel very privileged to be working alongside this great charity and their horses.”

Please contact Alice Morgan on alice@horsetrust.org.uk for more information on how you can make a difference with corporate partnerships. Find out other ways you can help The Horse Trust – Read about making a donation to The Horse Trust.

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

Donations made by charitable trusts, foundations and grants provide a vital source of income for The Horse Trust.

The difference you will make is simple but life changing – your support will enable us to keep providing a peaceful and secure retirement to those horses who have given their service to our country for many years, as well as allowing us to keep rescuing and rehabilitating those horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered intense cruelty and neglect.

We thoroughly encourage Trustees to visit our Home of Rest for Horses if possible, to see the impact of their support first-hand.

Read below case studies of how we have worked with charitable foundations to help even more horses.

Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust

Corporate Partnerships - Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust

The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust generously funded part of The Horse Trust’s new indoor school and training centre. The provision of an indoor training facility, together with a larger classroom has transformed the way The Horse Trust is able to train both delegates from emergency services in horse rescue techniques, as well as making it easier to train horses and ponies who are exhibiting challenging behaviours. Additionally this facility is vital to:

  • Allow for practical skills to be imparted as delegates/students are required to observe the tasks being demonstrated prior to undertaking them themselves.
  • Provide protection from the extremes of weather which can cause health and safety concerns, where both equines and students may become too cold or wet, hot and dehydrated and struggle to hear instructions in high winds or heavy rain.
  • Help manage the horse’s behaviour which can also change due to weather conditions such as extreme wind or rain which can prove to be a health and safety concern when undertaking tasks such as loading or handling.
  • Mean that in summer months larger numbers of students can be taken onto our course with both indoor and outdoor facilities being available, thus enabling us to better fulfil the demand.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for re-training rescue horses, which in turn will lead to increased successful rehoming. In recognition of their substantial donation we have placed a plaque in the indoor school.

The generous grant from the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust allowed us to purchase a quality indoor school surface and fit out the education room within this facility.

Please contact Alice Morgan on alice@horsetrust.org.uk for more information on how you can make a difference.

Alborada Charitable Trust

The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust generously funded part of The Horse Trust’s new indoor school and training centre. The provision of an indoor training facility, together with a larger classroom has transformed the way The Horse Trust is able to train both delegates from emergency services in horse rescue techniques, as well as making it easier to train horses and ponies who are exhibiting challenging behaviours. Additionally this facility is vital to:

  • Allow for practical skills to be imparted as delegates/students are required to observe the tasks being demonstrated prior to undertaking them themselves.
  • Provide protection from the extremes of weather which can cause health and safety concerns, where both equines and students may become too cold or wet, hot and dehydrated and struggle to hear instructions in high winds or heavy rain.
  • Help manage the horse’s behaviour which can also change due to weather conditions such as extreme wind or rain which can prove to be a health and safety concern when undertaking tasks such as loading or handling.
  • Mean that in summer months larger numbers of students can be taken onto our course with both indoor and outdoor facilities being available, thus enabling us to better fulfil the demand.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for re-training rescue horses, which in turn will lead to increased successful rehoming. In recognition of their substantial donation we have placed a plaque in the indoor school.

The generous grant from the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust allowed us to purchase a quality indoor school surface and fit out the education room within this facility.

Please contact Alice Morgan on alice@horsetrust.org.uk for more information on how you can make a difference.

Individual Gifts

The support of individuals who donate a major gift makes a considerable difference to our work. Our major supporters can help to fund a specific project or horse’s care, for example supporting retired military horse for a year, or a capital project such as a vital piece of veterinary equipment  or a field shelter to ensure all of our herd have access to manmade shelter at all times.

We will work with you to find the project you are most passionate about and will keep you updated on the impact your generous gift is having on our residents.

Please contact Alice Morgan on alice@horsetrust.org.uk for more information on how you can make a difference with corporate partnerships, charitable trusts and individual gifts.