Work For Us

Thank you for your interest in working for us

 A career here at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary can be a most rewarding experience and we also have professional volunteering and work experience opportunities.

We exist because: 

  • We love and value horses and ponies. As sentient beings, they deserve our kindness and care. Unfortunately, there is still a need to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and ponies – and to educate people about how to care for them.
  • We have lived experience of how horses have made a difference to our lives. We know how to make a difference to other people’s lives through horses.
  • Caring for horses and ponies and being outside with them in nature is good for our health, happiness and wellbeing too.

Our core values are Kindness, Care and Knowledge. 

Sanctuary worker and pony

Our current vacancies:

Yard Person

Location:  Newton Abbot
Duration: Full-time

Do you love working outdoors?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of rescued horses and ponies?

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Professional Volunteering

Click on the following links to find out more about our trustee, volunteer and work experience opportunities.

Become a trustee Volunteer with us

Work Experience

Working in partnership with Duchy and Bicton Collegesnow known collectively as Cornwall College, the Mare and Foal Sanctuary welcomes equine, animal and veterinary students for work experience at our farms. 

If you’re interested in studying at Bicton or Duchy to work with horses or ponies please click on the following links: 

For more information about work experience, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kerri Luke for further information by emailing  [email protected] or call 01626 355969. 

Bicton College Duchy College

Explore Further

Visit Our Sanctuary

Connect with our rescued horses and ponies, hear their back stories and meet the knowledgeable grooms who care for them.
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Get Some Advice

We provide advice and support to horse owners or people who are thinking about getting a horse or pony. We also offer support to smaller equine welfare sanctuaries and other equine professionals.
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Support the Charity

We rely entirely on donations and legacy gifts to carry out our work. A donation today can help to sustain our ability to offer sanctuary for horses and ponies.
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