Introducing World Horse Welfare
Introducing Harry Hall’s 2022 Charity Partners
When you join the Harry Hall One Club, take out insurance, go shopping, either online or on the Harry Hall Riding App, we donate to our charity fund. In 2021, with your help, we raised over £13,000 for our charity partners! And in December 2021 we asked you to choose the next three Harry Hall charity partners. After 7,000 votes, the chosen charities for 2022 are:
World Horse Welfare
World Horse Welfare helps improve the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.
The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust
Helping reduce poverty in Gambia by improving the welfare of it's animals.
Rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys in need.
In this blog, we meet one of our 2022 charity partners and find out how they work to improve the lives of equines in the UK and worldwide.
World Horse Welfare is an international charity that strives to support and improve the horse-human partnership in all of its guises. Their mission is to work with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to help improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide. And their vision is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding.
Founded in 1927, their approach to helping horses was based on four core principles, which they still hold today.
Relevance - They believe that horses and humans have evolved a unique partnership and that horses have an important role in society which is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. Whether working animals, family pets, equine athletes, conservation grazers or companions, horses contribute to our lives, cultures and economies. This partnership is right so long as people take full responsibility for their welfare.
Sustainability - In all of their work they strive for lasting change, aiming to treat the source of a problem as well as the symptoms.
Practicality – World Horse Welfare believes in taking a practical approach to solving problems. They focus efforts on what is achievable, and part of their practicality is that they recognise the importance of working in partnership with others to create change.
Evidence and experience – The charity’s work is based on scientific evidence and their 90 years of horse care experience. World Horse Welfare also actively supports research to improve horse welfare.
They have four farms in every corner of Britain all working hard to improve the lives of horses and ponies. So where are World Horse Welfare’s farms?:
Belwade Farm in Aberdeenshire
Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset
Hall Farm in Norfolk
Penny Farm in Blackpool
All four World Horse Welfare farms hold regular fundraising events and are open to the public so you can go and meet the horses and ponies in their care. For more information on the farms and the events, they have planned head this way. The charity relies almost entirely on public donations to help ease the suffering of horses worldwide, 365 days a year.
2021 was a record-breaking year for rehoming
World Horse Welfare rehomed a total of 378 horses and ponies during 2021. This smashes the previous record of 357 rehomed in 2020 and continues a positive trend of more people offering horses and ponies a new home and a new life. Rehabilitation and rehoming are the eventual goals for all the equines that come into their care.
The charity retains ownership of every horse or pony that comes into their care for the rest of their lives, meaning there is no danger of them once again becoming welfare cases. Importantly, it also means that rehomers have the reassurance that if their circumstances change, the rehomed horse can always be returned to World Horse Welfare. If you think you could give one of their horses or ponies a loving new home in 2022, please visit their rehoming pages now