Equestrian Needs Ltd


Re-homing Horses & Ponies

Equine charities play a valuable role providing welfare, education, long term care and rehoming facilities for horses, ponies and donkeys. This section is dedicated to the many charities and provides free advertising for horses and ponies available for rehoming.

Each Charity has conditions of rehoming or adoption therefore you should check their own websites for full details on how to apply and the process involved in rehoming a horse or pony.

Please take the time to search horses for rehoming, whilst a number, through injury or illness, cannot be ridden, there are many who are fit, sound and experienced.


If you are an equine charity and would like to use this facility, please contact us, and we will provide you with an account which will enable you to place adverts free of charge.

There are two simple steps to placing an advertisement:

  • Login to the website using the details provided
  • Complete the advert details form and publish your advert

If you are an individual who wishes to rehome a horse, you can place an advert under For Sale or Loan or Share.

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Charities Supported

The Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity, providing practical support, information and advice for pet and horse owners. Horse adoption is a highly rewarding way of acquiring a horse. The loan system that we operate allows us to screen applicants thoroughly before the adoption begins, and also to keep in touch and monitor the welfare of our horses. Please bear in mind that the horses only available for adoption subject to the centre's own screening processes.

We care for abused or injured horses and ponies, rehabilitating them and re-homing them in a safe, caring environment.

No horse or pony taken in by SWHP is ever sold. We rehome each horse or pony on a loan basis and monitor their progress through yearly visits.

We take back any re-homed horse or pony that can no longer be kept by an adoptive home, whatever the reason and find it another home

The Veteran Horse Society is a non-profit making organization, dedicated to the welfare of all horses and ponies over the age of 15. The Society’s Head Office is home to over 20 horses on retirement and rehabilitation. Your Membership and support allows our work to continue. We are situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where our work goes hand in hand with nature itself on the unspoilt coastline.

We are an international charity (Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384) dedicated to caring for horses.
Our four recovery and rehabilitation centres, located throughout Great Britain are open to the public all year too, so you can come and meet some of our horses.
Please visit our website to find out where our Head Office and centres are located, as well as their opening hours.

Initially called the Dartmoor Pony Rescue Centre we are a non-profit voluntary organisation registered with the council for Voluntary Services. In addition to taking on, training and re-homing a number of ponies, we have expanded the work we do to encompass more promotional work for the breed, hence the change in the organsiation's name. Please see our website for further details.

The Lluest Horse and Pony Trust is a small charity running a rescue centre for horses, ponies and donkeys at a 40-acre farm, nestling among the Black Mountains in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside. It particularly covers the Swansea and Llanelli areas, which are some on the worst in the UK for finding stray horses. The aim is always to restore the animals to full health and find them a loving foster home, but if that is not possible, they are assured of a safe home for the rest of their natural lives.

We are an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities. We provide treatment, training and programmes around animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

EMW sanctuaries UK is dedicated to monitoring the welfare of equines in markets and auctions. EMW Sanctuaries UK will investigate any incidents of cruelty, neglect and abuse inflicted on any equine.

For the last 15 years Glansillagh Animal Rescue Centre has been taking in unwanted and/or abandoned animals, and accommodating the animals until such time as a suitable home can be found for each and every animal.

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland's largest animal welfare organisation.

We are a registered charity and over the last 16 years we have taken ex-racing thoroughbreds straight from the trainers, with the aim to help them learn a different trade and provide them with a safe and secure home for the rest of their days.

The Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature was founded in 1991 primarily to offer a place of peace and refuge for old, injured, unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused donkeys, who through no fault of their own, no longer fit into a world geared for profit and productivity and which is presently dominated by heavy agricultural machinery.

The Mare And Foal Sanctuary was founded in 1988 by Rosemary Kind, who has rescued and looked after horses and ponies all her life. In 1992 the Sanctuary became a Registered Charity, and has since rescued and found loving homes for a large number of horses and ponies.

Greatwood provides fulfilling futures for former racehorses and children with special educational needs through their interaction in unique programmes of rehabilitation and education in a secure and caring environment.

Shy Lowen rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes (where possible) any equine in need; and provides a safe haven for all those that are not re-homeable. We operate sponsorship and adoption schemes.

The sanctuary is in an area where people would not generally get to spend time with horses. We have a young team aged from 11 to 18 who have called themselves Care Committee. They learn the day to day care of the horses, they are involved in the training and rehabilitation work and on the last Saturday of every month they have a formal meeting where they are involved in the management of the sanctuary and the strategy planning thus providing them with life skills.

Freshfields Animal Rescue is a non profit making animal charity with two rehoming centres, caring for abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Everyday at least one more unfortunate creature finds itself with Freshfields as its only hope for a future. We tend to any health issues, usually at expense, caring for the animals, nurturing them in the hope that we can re-home them to loving people in the future.

Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society became a registered charity in 1987, having moved onto the Pitsea Hall Lane site in 1986. Over the years, we have rescused, rehabilitated, rehomed and assisted thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys. We operate a 24 hour emergency call out service, 365 days of the year, and our Field Officers are on hand to help any horse or pony in distress or danger.

We are a family run horse sanctuary. We take in unwanted, abused, neglected, naughty and rescue horses and ponies.

Our aim is to help the horses and ponies become horses and ponies again! To let them know what its like to be cherished and loved and not hurt or abused.

In some cases we help them to be ridden again or even gently break some in. Some horses cannot be rehomed but we have others who are looking for new homes, so please contact us if you can help in anyway.

Burren Animal Rescue (previously Armargos Animal Sanctuary) offers animals a place of solace to aid recovery, space to aid mental rehabilitation, friendship to aid trust and patience to aid learning. Based in Tubber, Co Clare they rescue, rehabilitate & rehome animals who find themselves abandoned, neglected and/or cruelly treated.

Cottage Rescue is a Small Animal Rescue based in Longfield, Cashel, Co Tipperary that prides itself on being a Safe Haven for any animal that is needing help in finding it's new 'forever' home. it is an independent voluntary organization run solely by Hannah Fitzgerald and is totally dependent the generosity of YOU the public. The rescue takes in dogs, horses, ponies, small animals, wild life. Cottage Rescue and work’s closely with the local Garda, Vets and local Dog Wardens.

Located at the foot of the South Downs National Park just outside of Brighton in East Sussex, the Moore Racehorse Trust has been established to rehabilitate and rehome racehorses that were no longer suited to the job of racing.

The Trust, founded in 1971, operates rescue centres for unwanted, ill-treated and abandoned animals and birds. Its Headquarters are in London and the Home Counties Rescue Centre is just outside Watford in Hertfordshire. We have centres in Berkshire, Somerset, Cornwall and Essex.

Ponderosa Pony Rescue (PPR) is a non profit horse/pony rescue located at Colony farm,Efford,Plymouth. We are dedicated to the care and re-homing of horses/ponies that are abandoned, mistreated or going to slaughter.

Page Last Updated:July 2013