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Statement from Sussex Horse Rescue Trust Board of Trustees – 1st November 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce that the Trustees of Sussex Horse Rescue Trust have taken the very difficult decision to close the charity in the ongoing best interests of the horses and donkeys in our care.

This has been a much-considered decision which has been taken with support from the Charity Commission.

We are now in the lengthy and careful process of re-homing the horses and donkeys. There is a plan in place for this and we will update our supporters once this has been finalised. The welfare of the horses and donkeys is our priority and the Trustees are fortunate to have the support of Redwings and other equine welfare charities through this very difficult time.

We will be in contact with all of our supporters, volunteers, and loan homes personally in due course.

The Trustees would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff, volunteers, supporters, and loan homes both past and present for their loyalty, commitment and valuable contributions to the charity over the years.



You may find it surprising that there are so many horses, ponies and donkeys in need of sanctuary, but the fact is the need for equine welfare charities like Sussex Horse Rescue Trust is ever-growing.

We are dedicated to rescuing horses, ponies and donkeys that have been neglected, abused or are unwanted, sometimes simply because they are no longer rideable. We currently have more than 200 animals in our care and our aim is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for them at our 100-acre farm, near Uckfield in Sussex.

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