Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news from us. 

Joint Equine Welfare Charities’ Report – Britain’s Horse Problem

Welfare charities ask for public support to prevent equine welfare catastrophe and recommend solutions to fix ‘broken system’. A report released this week highlights that more responsible ownership, wider regulation and active enforcement needed to break the cycle of suffering. Seven leading animal welfare charities are calling on the public and the government for support […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Updated: Covid-19 Guidance for Equine Rescue and Rehoming Centres – Jan 2021

In accordance with Government guidance, companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations can remain open to provide for the ongoing needs of animals in their care. Guidance, updated in January 2021, is available for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the third lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance contains advice on […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

RSPCA (England and Wales) Release new Strategy - ‘Together for Animal Welfare’

The RSPCA has launched a new strategy of increased partnership working in a bid to “bring an end to the decade-long horse crisis”. The crisis is believed to have been sparked by the 2008 financial crash and the charity’s senior equine clinician Roxane Kirton said it has now become a “horse catastrophe”. At its height, […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Equine Sanctuary Owner Faces 10-Year Ban

The former owner of a horse sanctuary has been banned from keeping equines for 10 years after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to animals in her care. In 2019, NEWC member charities offered emergency care to over 130 horses, ponies and donkeys discovered at Whispering Willows. Inside sanctuary for rescued horses where officers found […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

New Covid-19 Secure Guidance for Equestrian Establishments

Guidance for equestrian establishments on mitigating the risks of Covid-19 has been produced by NEWC President, Dr David Marlin. Follow this link to view/download the guidelines. Hot on the heels of a survey which highlighted UK horse owners’ key concerns during the current coronavirus pandemic, two of the survey’s authors – equine scientist Dr David […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Cavalier Centre join NEWC

We are delighted to welcome Cavalier Centre, home of Perry RDA, as new members of NEWC!  Perry RDA was established in 1995 and relocated to its present home at the Cavalier Centre in Shropshire in 2014. Their superb on-site facilities enable disabled people of all ages to take part in therapeutic riding, vaulting, hippotherapy and […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Dean Farm Trust Welcomed as New Members of NEWC

We are thrilled to welcome Dean Farm Trust as new members of NEWC.  Founded in 2016, Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary is home to over 200 rescued animals living in 62 acres of pasture, woodland and paddocks near Chepstow, South Wales.  The animals, including Miniature Shetland ponies, Exmoor ponies, donkeys, pigs, sheep and ex-battery hens, are […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) Workshop on ‘How Happy are Equine Athletes?’

In collaboration with The Horse Trust, World Horse Welfare and the University of Liverpool, NEWC is holding a virtual workshop on Tuesday 30th March 2021 to discuss the concept of the happy equine athlete and how we can tell if the horses and ponies we are working with are indeed ‘happy athletes’.  Registration for the […]
May 2, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More

Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – deadline 15th Jan 2021

Applications are open for the final round of Petplan Charitable Trust’s Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund! Submit by Friday 15th January Are you a small/medium-sized charity whose primary focus is equine rescue and rehoming? If your work has been directly affected by the crisis you could be eligible for a grant of up to £5000. For […]
January 28, 2021
lgsadmin
Read More
Copyright © 2021 National Equine Welfare Council. All Rights Reserved.
Designed and Managed by Le Grand Solutions
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram