Horses Inside Out Conference

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Horses Inside Out Conference

Recently Beth Orchard Mitchell, Team Leader from our Coombe Park sanctuary, attended the Horses Inside Out annual conference. This is a chance for professionals across all areas of the equine sector to meet and contribute ideas and best practice.

Building works in a field

Work begins on our new Rosemary Kind High Intensity Welfare Unit

We’re pleased to announce that at the beginning of February the construction team arrived at our Coombe Park sanctuary to begin building our Rosemary Kind high intensity welfare unit. So named after our late founder, Rosemary Kind, who sadly passed away last year. This very special project will help us to make a difference to our rescued horses and ponies with the most complex health needs.

RSPCA and World Horse Welfare staff at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Working together for better equine welfare

We recently hosted a training day in collaboration with World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA for RSPCA animal rescue officers. The day was a chance for animal rescue officers to get hands-on experience of welfare issues in horses and ponies and meet other animal welfare professionals.

Mare and Foal Sanctuary nominated for Animal Charity Team of the Year

On the 20 January 2023, we were delighted to receive the news that the Mare and Foal Sanctuary has been nominated for the Petplan and Association of Cats and Dogs Homes (ADCH) Animal Charity Team of the Year award. An incredible achievement for all our staff and volunteers.

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HopeForCovidHeroes – an equine assisted wellbeing project for frontline workers

During the Covid-19 pandemic we became involved in a national a project to improve the wellbeing of frontline workers through equine assisted wellbeing sessions.

Win a portrait of you and your horse or pony

To celebrate the end of our 30th anniversary year we have an exciting competition. Artist and long-term Mare and Foal Sanctuary supporter, Kathy Nettles, is creating a ‘herd’ of 30 equine paintings especially for us that will be sold in aid of the sanctuary.

Women in Business success for Mare and Foal Sanctuary’s Sarah Jane Williamson

On 26th November, our Chief Executive, Sarah Jane Williamson, received the prestigious Devon Women in Business Inspirational Leader award. We are incredibly proud that Sarah Jane has been recognised with this honour.

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Tackling rising costs for equine owners

We will be helping equine owners tackle rising costs without compromising on welfare in our upcoming free webinar. Pet owners across the country are being forced to give up their…

Horse with staff

A Happy ending for Hattie

Hattie came off the moors following the autumn drift. She was very nervous, and it has taken a great deal of training over the last few years to help her…