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
Since 2013 Tracy and Lin accumulated a variety of equines that needed extensive rehabilitation; both physically and mentally; all for a multitude of reasons. The volume of horses arriving at the centre increased significantly.
It became clear very quickly that it would be no longer possible to continue to privately fund the scheme. As a result of this, it led to the creation of HRH. We have built a great reputation for our sympathetic approach which allows the horses to adjust and develop. The horses are able to do this in their own time, before moving on to their new homes. Once a horse is ready to move on it is carefully matched with a prospective new home to ensure a happy outcome.
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.
Meet The Team
Lin has had a long career in the equine world. Starting life as an active pony club member before training for and achieving her BHSAI at the age of 19. She then went on to be a groom for a British Junior and Young Rider team member.
Having a family required her to change her career but the link to horses remained by taking over as District Commissioner of the Ludlow Pony Club Branch.
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.
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.
Kim has been working at the charity since it was setup by Lin and Tracy. Prior to this she worked as a tutor/assessor for Equitrain.
She studied horse management at Hartpury college and then went on to gain her diploma in racehorse care and riding at the British Racing School in Newmarket. After this she gained her UKCC level 2 and classroom based teaching qualification.
HRH Yard Manager
Sarah started her career in the Performing Arts before turning her skills towards fitness and personal training after having her family. Sarah has horses in her blood after being born to parents who drove ponies and evented, so no surprise that Sarah took to horses at an early age going through pony club, eventing and show jumping before finding her true love…dressage. Sarah met Lin and Tracy when she had a very troubled horse that had had a bad start in life and realised their shared passion in helping horses and people in times of change.
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.