One of our Residents.

The aims of the 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
    • We believe every horse, pony and donkey has the right to be part of a loving family where it will be cared for and loved to the end of its natural life.

Although 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 such an 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 to SHRT.

At Hempstead Farm the general public are 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.

The Trust is a Registered Charity and can be found on the Charity Commission website. The Trust are also proud to be a member of The National Equine Welfare Council.

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