In Memory

Remember a loved one

Losing a loved one, whether human or equine, is one of the hardest rites of passage we will go through. It can be unbearably hard, and can be something we can never ‘get over’. Time will help us to manage the pain and longing to be reunited, but it is important to remember that you are never alone on this journey.

Whilst our charitable objective is to support equines across our region and to work with other agencies to support nationally, we also offer many forms of support to humans, who have been in symbiotic companionship with horses for hundreds of years. If you’re in this position, not only do we offer you our heartfelt condolences, but we offer genuine support and care to help to heal and remember that our loved ones never leave us. They can stay with us through the connections we can make with equines, through supporting organisations which were close to their heart and through having physical spaces to reflect and remember them. Our in-memory giving programme can offer all of these things.

Giving in memory

Whether you’ve collected donations in lieu of floral tributes, or want to mark a special day, your contribution will help us to continue to make a difference to the lives of foals, horses and ponies. You can make a one-off or monthly gift using the form below. You can dedicate your donation to a loved one or equine and send a tribute to someone special letting them know you have made a donation on their behalf.

If you would like to celebrate your loved one in a different way, by organising an event, bake sale or even by running a marathon, again, please contact our Fundraising team at [email protected], who will be able to provide you with the support you need.


Here at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, we are proud to work in partnership with MuchLoved, the UK’s leading online tribute charity, to provide a free tribute service. By following the links below, you can remember someone special, as well as create beautiful, personal, and lasting online memorials, and even fundraise in their memory. Sharing memories, photos, stories, music and videos to celebrate their life, as well as donate to our work in their honour can help to create a lasting legacy.

Horse with staff

A place of sanctuary for equines and humans

We are so lucky that each of our sanctuaries is set in acres of beautiful rolling English countryside, open spaces not only for our horses and ponies to roam and enjoy, but spaces for us all to enjoy as well. Everywhere you turn, there are peaceful spots with beautiful views, which are perfect to just stop, reflect and find some comfort through remembering our loved ones. We are continually looking to develop further physical spaces dedicated to remembering people and horses who we have lost. We hope to unveil exciting news of this soon, so please continue to look out for updates on our website and follow us on social media.

In the meantime, if you would like to arrange a visit to any of our sanctuaries to see them for yourselves and see how our work can offer a lasting tribute to the memory of our lost loved ones, please do not hesitate to contact our Fundraising team on [email protected].

More ways to support us

Latest appeal

Find out more about our latest appeal and how you can support us.
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Fundraise for us

We couldn’t do what we do without the fundraising efforts of our generous supporters. Find out how you can get involved.
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Major gifts, trusts and foundations

If you would like to fund large projects or one-off items please get in touch with our Philanthropy team.
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