Rehoming Record Smashed say World Horse Welfare

Rehoming record smashed: equine welfare charity celebrates a record-breaking year World Horse Welfare is celebrating a record total of 378 horses and ponies rehomed during 2021. This smashes the previous record of 357 rehomed by the charity in 2020 and continues a positive trend of more people offering horses and ponies a new home and a new life. Rehabilitation and…

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Social Media, Compassion and Opinion Considered at International Equine Conference

International Equine Conference

Social Media, Compassion and Opinion Considered at International Equine Conference Whose opinion matters? Social media engagement, the power of opinion and evidence to effect change in the horse world were just some of the ideas which arose at World Horse Welfare’s first truly hybrid conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and broadcast virtually worldwide. Roly Owers, Chief Executive…

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New rules set out for Racehorses not to enter food chain

GB racehorses not to enter food chain following euthanasia

New rules set out for Racehorses not to enter food chain A new set of rules to prevent racehorses from being euthanised by abattoirs and entering the food chain in exchange for money will come into force next year (2022). The rule will apply to those registered to race in Great Britain (GB), and will be enforced by disclosure using…

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Free Equine Mental Wellbeing Webinar

equine mental wellbeing webinar

Free Equine Mental Wellbeing Webinar Wednesday Welfare Webinar: How to support equine mental wellbeing A free equine mental wellbeing webinar will take place on Wednesday 25 August at 8pm, acting as the final instalment of a series of educational broadcasts from World Horse Welfare. In this final webinar to be held in conjunction with the University of Nottingham, Dr Andrew McLean…

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World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres Reopen this August

Belwade World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres - Visitor Centre

World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres Reopen this August World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres across the country reopening to the public on 18 August. All at the World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Aberdeenshire, Lancashire, Norfolk and Somerset are thrilled to announce they will be welcoming visitors back when they reopen on 18 August, after more than…

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5 Top Tips for Horse Owners Returning to the Office

5 Top Tips for Horse Owners

5 Top Tips for Horse Owners Returning to the Office 5 Top Tips for Horse Owners brought to you by Bransby Horses and World Horse Welfare The pandemic brought some of us the opportunity to spend more quality time with our animal companions and, for some, it was the perfect time to bring a horse into their lives, possibly for……...

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Horse Sanctuary Owner Given Decade-Long Ban

Horse Sanctuary Owner Given Decade-Long Ban After 22 Equines Suffer in South West Wales The owner of a horse sanctuary has been banned from keeping equines for a decade after she admitted causing suffering to horses in her care. Sandra Jane Kaverneng-Stolp (commonly known as Sandra Stolp), of Derwen Road, Pontardawe in Swansea, pleaded guilty to four Animal Welfare Act…

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Expanded Penny Farm Visitor Ventre Receives Royal Stamp of Approval

HRH Opens Penny Farm Visitor Centre

“Now it can play an even bigger role” says HRH The Princess Royal … World Horse Welfare President HRH The Princess Royal formally opens expanded facilities at popular Lancashire attraction View the video here: The expanded facilities of star attraction World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in the Northwest of England has received a royal stamp of…

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Ponies go from rescue cases to Equifest champions thanks to World Horse Welfare’s care

The ponies with their grooms after winning

Ponies Buttercup and Fydlyn Kenen (Clyde) have been so successfully transformed since coming into the care of World Horse Welfare that they were awarded Champion and Reserve Champion Rescue Pony at Equifest this year – an incredible achievement given the ponies’ condition a year ago. Equifest is the biggest rescue competition of the year and for the ponies to reach…

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Rescued Pony Delivers Gorgeous Colt Foal

World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm

Rescued Pony Primrose Delivers Gorgeous Colt Foal In the face of adversity, rescued pony Primrose has delivered a gorgeous colt foal. Based at the World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset, Primrose was rescued from an abandoned herd, suffering from severe photosensitivity. The little cremello cob mare delivered the foal in the early hours of the morning, in a special…

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New Study Shows Laminitis is as Common as Colic and a Year Round Threat

ESSENTIAL READING: New Study Reveals Latest Statistics on Laminitis *Helpful infographic below One in 10 horses or ponies may develop at least one laminitis episode each year, making it just as common as colic, according to a new study led by Dr Danica Pollard, a PhD student at the Royal Veterinary College. The research was conducted by the Animal Health…

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World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary Launch New EARS Tool

World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary Launch New EARS Tool World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary have launched their new ‘Equid Assessment Research and Scoping’ tool, otherwise known as the ‘EARS’ tool. The innovation is set to give the organisations a deeper understanding of the global health of horses and donkies, including underlying reasons behind poor health. The…

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Harryhall.com welcomes World Horse Welfare as charity partner

harry hall and world horse welfare new partnership

Harryhall.com welcomes World Horse Welfare as charity partner Leading equestrian online retailer Harryhall.com and its enterprising One Club which gives members year-round discounts on equestrian goods plus public liability and personal accident insurance for members, is proud to announce that World Horse Welfare will be its charity partner. Harry Hall will support the international horse welfare charity by donating kit…

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Appeal for information after pony dumped into someone’s backyard

RSPCA and World Horse Welfare Appeal for information after pony is dumped in somebody’s BACKYARD The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are appealing for information after a pony was dumped in somebody’s BACKYARD in Stoke-on-Trent.   The young colt, who was skinny and covered in mites, was dumped in the backyard of a house in Ford Green Road on Friday…

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Xena, a Rescued Horse Already in Foal, Welcomes a Beautiful Colt

Xena, a Rescued Horse Who Was Already in Foal, Welcomes a Beautiful Colt Alltech and World Horse Welfare are thrilled to announce that Xena, the mare that arrived at Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in-foal and neglected, has given birth to a gorgeous colt foal. Xena is being supported in her rehabilitation by Alltech, who is closely following the…

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World Horse Welfare Work to Protect Invisible Horses of the Future

Education, Collaboration and a Practical Approach Key to Protect Invisible Horses of the Future World Horse Welfare’s Annual Conference (30th November 2017) featured a host of speakers from across the equestrian sector who came together to discuss and debate how best we can protect the ‘invisible horses’ of the future. The conference was opened with the charity’s President, HRH The…

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AP McCoy Set to Make Eventing Debut at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

L-R World Horse Welfare's Alan Cooper, Pamela, AP McCoy and World Horse Welfare groom, Becca Hatcher

AP McCoy Set to Make Eventing Debut at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Retired 20x Champion Jockey, AP McCoy, turns hand to eventing with surprise ‘ride’ at Burghley Horse Trials Iconic Northern Irish retired jockey, Sir Tony McCoy OBE, is turning his talents to the eventing world when he takes on the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this weekend with…

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Charity Appeals for Information after Third Horse Found Dumped in Less than Two Weeks

Doris when she was found

Charity Appeals for Information after Third Horse Found Dumped in Less than Two Weeks Three horses found dumped in the Swaffham area of Norfolk World Horse Welfar is calling for anyone with information to come forward after three horses have been found dumped on separate occasions in the Swaffham area of Norfolk over the last few weeks. A young colt…

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Courageous mare found with skin falling off saves foals

Maggie and the foals Upon Their Arrival at World Horse Welfare

Courageous mare found with skin falling off saves foals Maggie was found with open sores all over her body and was caring for both her own foal and an orphan. When piebald mare, Maggie, was discovered by a World Horse Welfare Field Officer she was in a terrible condition, dangerously underweight and covered in angry infected sores, with skin peeling…

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2016 The Year of the Invisible Horses

2016 The Year of the Invisible Horses Bringing the World’s Invisible Horses into the Spotlight… World Horse Welfare has named 2016 the year to highlight the world’s ‘invisible horses’ who often suffer in silence as people either cannot or choose not to see them. The campaign will highlight the plight of these horses, making them ‘visible’ so they can receive……...

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Rehomed Rescue Horses are Stars of Show at Royal Norfolk

World Horse Welfare Bandit at the Royal Norfolk Show

Rehomed Rescue Horses are Stars of Show at Royal Norfolk New World Horse Welfare sponsored rescue classes a resounding success Rescue horses and ponies took centre stage at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show where more than 30 competed in brand new classes sponsored by charity, World Horse Welfare (WHW). WHW Little Lion stood overall Champion of the section after winning the…

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