Two ponies with rescue horse mannequin

Our first ever Crowdfunder raises nearly £200k to buy vital training equipment

An overwhelming response to our first ever Crowdfunding campaign has enabled us to buy a vital and very unusual piece of lifesaving kit.

Reflecting on Horses Inside Out 

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is dedicated to sharing best practice in equine care and welfare and we would like to thank Gillian Higgins for bringing her incredible Horses Inside Out lecture demonstration to our Coombe Park Equestrian and Education Centre.

Love our newsletters? From this year you can hear them as well as read them!  

 Each spring, summer and autumn, we love sharing news about The Mare and Foal Sanctuary in special newsletters for our supporters.  

Introducing…Nia and Netty

Little three-month-old foal Netty and her dam Nia have got members of the public to thank for their beautiful new names after a competition which prompted more than 500 name suggestions from all over the UK.

The Welsh moorland ponies are among our newest arrivals after a multi-agency rescue in Wales on Wednesday 08 November.

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.