Strictly fever at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Strictly fever has swept The Mare and Foal Sanctuary in preparation for our patron, Angela Rippon, to shine again this weekend….

Blog: Chief Executive Sarah Jane Williamson on Being an Inspirational Leader

Being inspirational is not something we usually set out to be.

White horse eating grass

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary Summer Raffle Winners 2023

We are excited to announce the winning ticket numbers for our Summer Raffle 2023. Congratulations to the winners!

Mare and Foal Sanctuary teams across the South West champion patron Angela as she embarks on her Strictly Come Dancing journey

Teams from The Mare and Foal Sanctuary are eagerly preparing to champion our patron, Angela Rippon CBE, as she graces the dance floor in the highly anticipated 21st season of Strictly Come Dancing.

Rescuing neglected equines

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary was involved in a multi-agency equine welfare case in Devon during April 2022, involving over 20 equines found emaciated and suffering.    

Remembering SWEP founder, Maureen Rolls 

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Maureen Rolls, former trustee and founder of South West Equine Protection has passed away.  

HETI Member at HorseWorld Trust

Sharing insights at the HETI UK Spring Forum 2023 

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary are proud members of The Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International AISBL (HETI). This year, we travelled to Horseworld Trust in Bristol to share our insights on this year’s theme: How can we ensure our Equine Assisted Services provide a positive experience for our equine partners? 

People walking in the countryside

Discover the magic of horses and join us for open days and exclusive events

Have you have ever wondered what goes on in an equine rescue sanctuary? Or perhaps you are keen to meet horses and ponies and learn about their incredible lives? Look no further than our upcoming open days. These special events are packed with inspiring demonstrations, fun family activities and refreshments. 

Experience an unforgettable art exhibition at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary this summer 

Art isn’t just for galleries. This summer, Devon’s art scene will get a unique addition when artist Kathy Nettles brings her extraordinary collection of 30 horse and pony paintings to The Mare and Foal Sanctuary’s Coombe Park Education and Equestrian Centre near Totnes in Devon. The exhibition will be the final event in the charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations.