Meet Ella. Ella Needs your Help
so do all her friends at Sussex Horse Rescue Trust
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to help animals who cannot help themselves.
*** PROJECT FENCE ***
Hemstead Farm desperately needs £35,000 for new fencing to help
keep Ella and her friends safe. £10 pays for 1 meter of fence. Please help.
Latest News & Events
New Stable Block Opened April 2017
As the result of a generous legacy, the trust now has this fantastic new stable block. We are so grateful for this and all of the donations we receive. Thank you.
Gala Closing Event
9th September 2017
Keep the date free in your diaries
WELCOME TO THE SUSSEX HORSE RESCUE TRUST
Sussex Horse Rescue Trust (SHRT) was established in the 1960s. It runs a rescue programme for equines that have suffered neglect, mistreatment or abandoned because they are no longer rideable. Currently we have more than 200 horses, ponies and donkeys under our care. It costs in excess of £200,000 every year to run the sanctuary and care for the 100 or so horses, ponies and donkeys who live with us. That means that every year we need to fund raise at least £200,000. More if buildings, fences or equipment needs replacing.
So we rely entirely on the generosity of kind people who love horses, ponies and donkeys. Please be generous today. By making a donation you will make a difference. A single donation is great. A regular monthly donation is fantastic.
We continually strive to promote animal welfare by producing free advice sheets. Visitors are encouraged to read our Information Boards and take away our available literature.
Our aims at Sussex Horse Rescue Trust are quite simply equine welfare:
♥ To prevent cruelty and relieve suffering of horses, ponies and donkeys
♥ To provide management and maintenance of facilities for the care of rescued animals
♥ To extend our work, including education and advice
No animal once rescued is ever sold. Where possible we rehabilitate the animals and, when fully recovered, we "loan" them out to homes that can provide the right environment. All potential loan homes are vigorously inspected and, if placed, the loaned animal is regularly checked. If the loan home is no longer able to look after the animal, for whatever reason, it has to be returned.
Visit The Sanctuary
At Hempstead Farm, the general public is encouraged to visit on our open days and we have instigated plans to develop an environment that is both informative and pleasurable to visitors. In addition to raising awareness to the plight suffered by some equines in this country access to the public also raises much-needed revenue to be used towards the care of our residents. It is essential that we make the Trust desirable to visitors in the hope that they will return again and recommend others to visit.
Sussex Horse Rescue Trust is open SUNDAYS ONLY from Easter Sunday until Sunday 10th September. Opening times 11 am - 4 pm
Come and see our rescued equines, read their histories
Have a pony ride
Visit the Barn Shop for a bargain
Visit the Tea Room for a cuppa inside or out on our patio
Make a wish at our Wishing Well
How You Can Make A Difference
£15 buys horse mix to feed a horse for 1 week
£30 buys a stable rug for a pony
£60 buys hay to feed a donkey for 1 month
£120 buys bedding for a horse for 1 month
£1000 would renovate two stables
£2000 would provide a field shelter