Our history of rescuing, rehabilitating and retraining horses and ponies spans more than three decades.  The Mare and Foal Sanctuary was founded in 1988 by Rosemary Kind, and registered as a charity in 1992.

Rosemary’s vision was to ensure that the smallest and weakest, injured or unwanted horses and ponies had care and a home for life.  She dedicated her life to rescuing and looking after equines.  She retired in 2013.

Rosemary’s vision continues to inspire trust and loyalty amongst our dedicated supporters. It’s honoured on a daily basis by all the staff who dedicate their working lives to the horses and ponies in the Sanctuary’s care, whether working on the yards or in the central support teams.


Our total admissions over all years reached 1,000 in 2020 with the arrival of Teyah, one of three foals born in the Spring into the safety of our Sanctuary.