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Visit The Horse Trust

We are now open! All visitors need to pre-book tickets in advance (1 ticket = 1 car).

Please note visitors who have not pre-booked sadly will not be permitted entry.

The Horse Trust is set in 200 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside between High Wycombe and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. It is here that we care for over 140 retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.

Public Opening Hours (from 28 July 2021): Wednesday-Sunday from 1pm-4pm.

Entrance Fee: £5 per vehicle* (£3 per vehicle for OAP / Registered Disabled concessions). We are a charity and rely entirely on public donations to fund our work. We therefore charge a small entry fee to help us raise funds to care for our residents. Season passes are available for regular visitors at £35 per vehicle providing unlimited entry during our regular opening hours. These are available to purchase on your visit or by calling 01494 488464.

Here’s what you can look forward to on your visit...

Meet our residents

Meet Our Horses, Ponies & Donkeys

See our retired working horse heroes and remarkable rescue horses in the main yard and surrounding fields. You can read each resident’s fascinating story whilst you say hello to them!

Relax in the Black Beauty Tea Room

Relax in the Black Beauty Tea Room

Enjoy homemade cakes, cream teas and a range of hot and cold drinks in our beautifully restored Grade II listed tithe barn. All our delicious cakes are freshly handmade by a local baker.

Visit the Museum and Gift Shop

Visit the Museum and Gift Shop

Learn about our 135 year history including how we helped war horses in WWI. Then, browse our gift shop, located in the Tea Room, with its range of horse inspired gifts.

*Depending on the size of the vehicle, those with 7+ passengers will be at our discretion. Parking is limited and minibuses and coaches can be admitted by prior arrangement only. Please contact us for further information.

Accessibility and Additional Visitor Information:

  • All visitors are required to pre-book tickets prior to arrival. Upon arrival our car park attendant will take your entrance fee by cash or card (unless you have a season ticket in which case you won’t pay an entry fee).
  • Gates open at 1pm – early arrivals before this time won’t be permitted entry until 1pm.
  • The Horse Trust operates a “No Feeding Policy”. Our horses, ponies and donkeys are on special diets and feeding them can make them ill.
  • Toilets are available on the stable yard and next to the Black Beauty Tea Room (including disabled toilets and baby changing facilities).
  • No picnics allowed. We have a lovely tea room on-site where you can purchase cream teas, cakes and hot and cold drinks.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
  • Dogs are welcome, providing they are well behaved, are kept on a lead at all times and are comfortable with horses.
  • Coaches are strictly by appointment and on week days only.
  • Group visits are available out of hours by prior arrangement. Please call 01494 488464 to find out more.
  • We cannot guarantee that a specific resident will be available to see on a given day. We strive to have as many horses as possible available at visiting hours however the care and health of our residents is our number one priority and their needs must come first.

How to Find Us
The Horse Trust
Slad Lane
Princes Risborough
HP27 0PP

For any queries you can contact us at info@horsetrust.org.uk or 01494 488464.

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Directions to The Horse Trust

Our location is shown on the map below.

Directions from M40

Leave M40 at junction 4 and follow the A4010 towards Aylesbury.
Stay on this road until you reach the Red Lion public house where you turn right, signposted Walters Ash, (you will see a brown sign for the Home of Rest for Horses). At the top of the hill turn left, pass RAF High Wycombe on the left, and in approximately half a mile turn right into Slad Lane. The Home is the first right about 100 yards along.

Directions from High Wycombe

Take the A40 towards West Wycombe, turning onto the A4010 signposted Aylesbury at a roundabout. Stay on this road until you reach the Red Lion public house where you turn right, signposted Walters Ash, (you will see a brown sign for the Home of Rest for Horses). At the top of the hill turn left, pass RAF High Wycombe on the left, and in approximately half a mile turn right into Slad Lane. The Home is the first right about 100 yards along.

Directions from Princes Risborough

Take the A4010 towards High Wycombe. Just on the outskirts of Princes Risborough there is a crossroads. Take the left turn into Woodway, signposted Lacey Green/ Naphill. Follow this road along and up a steep windy hill into Lacey Green. Once through the village the road opens up into a long straight. About 300 yards along there is a crossroads with a bus stop on either side. Turn left into Slad Lane. The Home is the first right about 100 yards along.

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