Our Purpose Is To:
Assist people who can no longer care for their horses for a variety of reasons and find them new homes.
Work with horses that have physical, mental or behavioural difficulties to rehabilitate them and in many cases work towards a completely different working life.
Retrain ex-racehorses to have a differing career post racing.
Work with other welfare centres to assist in accepting welfare cases as required.
Remain in contact to oversee every horse we rehome for life.
Who We Are
Tracy Cooper, Chair of Trustees founded the Charity with 2 others, after the equine training company she owned had been given a number of horses who needed rehabilitation ; both physically and mentally. The number of horses they were given became significant and necessitated more funding than they could offer.
HRH was born and since then has built a great reputation for a sympathetic and kind approach allowing horses firstly to adjust and develop in their own time. When a horse is ready to move on from the Centre it is carefully matched to a new home to ensure a happy outcome for horse and adopter.
A Charity that provides a safe haven,
solutions and stability for horses and
humans through times of change.
Our Mission Statement
To give horses & ponies in the UK
the correct loving and secure
home which they deserve.
To help individuals who for one reason or another can no longer look after their horses & ponies.
To find long-term, suitable homes for the horses, following assessment, retraining and rehabilitation as required.
To maintain adequate finances to ensure the welfare of the horses in our care.
Tracy competed in eventing, dressage and show jumping, and has always had a keen interest in horses, and gained British Horse Society qualifications to further her knowledge and enable her to teach.
Having recognised a gap in the provision of training in the local area she set about providing education in horse care, management and riding. Tracy met her colleague, Lin, who had extensive experience in work-based training, and in 2011 they formed their own training organisation as a limited company.
Chair of HRH Trustees
Craig has over 30 years of Board experience and has previously worked in a variety of business sectors. He now owns a group of successful online retail businesses, specialising in country, leisure, equine, canine and sports activities.
Residing in Worcestershire, Craig has previously been a Trustee for a school charity and a further role for the physically disabled to enjoy outdoor sports with dignity.
Rugby and outdoor activities are among Craig’s other passions as well as his Labrador Bailey who usually accompanies him.
Looking after horses has been in my family for generations.
When we purchased the farm, our mission was to create equestrian facilities and make a holiday home for horses.
I am a quarry manager by day but an out of hours horse carer by night.
Living on the site enables me to offer security and care for the horses and support for the yard staff.
Jack is a retired accountant and brings a wealth of experience with his financial expertise and commercial background.
He has significant knowledge of the charity and not for profit sectors and has previously been a Trustee at various other charities - including St. Richard's Hospice in Worcester, where he was Treasurer, and the Royal Kennel Club, where he was a valued member of the Finance Committee.
We have some exciting times ahead and Jack's love for animals and all his other above-mentioned skills will help us immensely for a fabulous future.
Fin has been working for the charity for 2 years. Prior to this she was a student of Equitrain and was trained by Lin, Tracy and Kim. She has got a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Care and Management. She has also got 11 years experience looking after horses. Fin’s role at HRH is to assist Kim in the day to day running of the yards and trialling the horses. She also takes sole charge when Kim is away. Since being at the charity, Fin has grown a passion for seeing horses grow in their personality and education and enjoys hearing feedback from new customers.