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Equine Welfare Grants

Applications for WELFARE grants from the Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th December 2021. If you are a registered charity, you’re invited to register with the PPCT as part of the grant application process (please fill in the form here). Once you’ve created an account you can […]
September 21, 2021
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Ambassadors sought for Strangles Awareness Week 2022

Strangles Awareness Week will return in 2022 after this year’s campaign reached more than two million people across the world. Over 180 Ambassadors, including equestrians, livery yards, riding centres, vet practices and equine professionals, signed up to share messages through social media during the Week, which ran from 3rd to 9th May 2021, with the aim of raising awareness amongst […]
August 31, 2021
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RESCUED FOAL SET ALIGHT IN SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACK RECOVERING AT REDWINGS

A rescued foal who suffered horrific burns as the result of an apparent arson attack is continuing to fight for his life at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. The seven-week-old colt, named Phoenix, arrived at the charity’s Horse Hospital in Norfolk this week having spent over a fortnight receiving emergency care at Lingfield Equine Vets, who are […]
August 20, 2021
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Research Project Participants Invited - Visual Grading Scale for Hoof Distortion

Farrier, Dean Bland, of Well Equine is inviting participants from the equine sector to contribute to a research project supporting welfare assessment of hoof distortion associated with equine inactivity and neglect of farriery provision. Despite the prevalence of foot health compromises in welfare descriptions, there is currently no visual grading scale for the hoof distortion […]
August 2, 2021
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Dartmoor ponies hit with new strain of deadly disease

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is trying to contain the outbreak within its 450-hectare site Visitors of Dartmoor are being urged to stay away from its native ponies to help stop the spread of a vicious new strain of strangles. Ponies have already been known to suffer from the highly contagious infection, and now the Dartmoor […]
August 2, 2021
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UK equine charities issue joint statement on BBC Panorama programme – The Dark Side of Horse Racing

UK equine charities - World Horse Welfare, The BHS, Blue Cross, Bransby Horses, Horse World, Redwings and the RSPCA - have released a joint statement about the BBC Panorama programme on Monday night. "As welfare charities we were disturbed and deeply concerned by Monday’s (19/07/2021) BBC Panorama programme. It highlighted a number of issues that […]
July 21, 2021
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ABTC joins NEWC as new member

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is the regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and legislative bodies. It is supported by Defra, the veterinary profession, major animal charities and practitioners alike. The ABTC sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an […]
July 19, 2021
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The Moorland Mousie Trust welcomed as new members of NEWC

The Moorland Mousie Trust is a small, local charity founded in 2000 with the aim of preventing foals from being removed from the moor and sent to the meat market. Since those early days, the work of the trust has moved on to encompass all aspects of Exmoor pony welfare. The Trust’s primary aim is to promote […]
July 15, 2021
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Welsh man handed suspended jail term

A Welsh man has been handed a suspended jail term after failing to meet the needs of 91 ponies and causing dozens of them – plus three cockerels – to suffer at his farm. Evan Lloyd Evans, of Chwilog, Pwllheli, pleaded guilty to 10 Animal Welfare Act offences and was sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court […]
June 30, 2021
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Redwings' Rescued Pony Becomes TV Star on Kate Humble's Farm

A rescued horse from Redwings Horse Sanctuary has found a loving new home at the farm of wildlife television presenter Kate Humble. The moment Gilbert, a handsome six-year-old cob, arrived at his new home was filmed for the latest episode of Escape to the Farm, which aired last week on Channel 5. The series follows life […]
June 14, 2021
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