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New Village to Village Pathway Now Fully Open


6th May 2024

A new pathway from Sturton by Stow to Bransby Horses in Bransby village is now open. The new route, which is not a public footpath but a permissive pathway, will be accessible for much of the year and only closed for essential maintenance. A public right of way already exists in the area and this…

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Bransby Horses Celebrate Prestigious Visit England Award Nominations


4th April 2024

Bransby Horses is delighted to announce that we achieved a huge 95 per cent in our recent Visit England assessment – with 100 per cent awarded specifically for the Visitor Centre and customer service, the on-site retail experience and pre-visit online information. Special mentions were given to the accessibility awareness work, installation of signage depicting…

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Choose Gifts That Make A Difference This Christmas


21st November 2023

We are offering a novel way to support us this Christmas. Buying one of our Gift Cards With a Difference means supporters can donate towards our rescue and welfare work on behalf of someone else. Bransby Horses’ Maria Thompson said: “We know things are tough right now and just want to let our supporters know…

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Festive Fun At Bransby Horses


14th November 2023

As recent Visit England and Destination Lincolnshire award winners, Bransby Horses makes an idyllic and free to enter festive destination for families, with a Christmas themed family activity and donkey meet and greet tours to take part in. Donkey Tours & Talks This month, donkey enthusiasts will be pleased to hear our very popular donkey…

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Bransby Horses Launch Emergency Flood Crisis 2023


24th October 2023

More than 250 acres of our land remains flooded today following heavy rainfall caused by Storm Babet. Despite the brighter weather over the weekend, the flood waters have continued to rise and we can now estimate that over 40 per cent is now under water, which amounts to over 250 football fields. Victoria Elliot, Head…

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Bransby Horses Will Reopen On Sunday Following Storm Babet


21st October 2023

Bransby Horses will reopen to the public on Sunday 22nd October at 10am. We remain closed on Saturday 21st October. This announcement comes 24 hours following a temporary closure on Friday afternoon after to Storm Babet brought heavy rain and strong winds to the village, resulting in localised surface water flooding which made accessing the…

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Storm Babet Forces Bransby Horses to Temporarily Close


20th October 2023

Bransby Horses received a two hour warning from the Environment Agency this morning to say the Till Washlands may be flooded to protect further flooding in Lincoln. While the warning gave us chance to act and remove any animals from affected fields the full extent of damage on our vital pastures will not be known…

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Could you be our next Trustee?


15th August 2023

All charities are governed by a Board of Trustees and here at Bransby Horses, our Board is made up of six people all of whom are volunteers and freely give their time, skills and experience to support the charity. Our Trustees work alongside our senior leadership team to drive and lead the charity forward, ensuring…

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Santa’s Grotto Is Now Open At Bransby Horses


2nd December 2022

Tickets are selling fast to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto at Bransby Horses this December. As one of Lincolnshire’s best-kept secrets and recent Visit England Gold award winners, the charity’s Visitor Centre and beautiful walkways provide an idyllic festive destination. Every weekend until December 18, Santa will be in his grotto where children…

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Special guests enjoy behind the scenes tour of Bransby Horses


21st October 2022

We welcomed over 50 special guests for our annual VIP Days last month. These special days for our Friends of Bransby Horses members take place once a year and are always a popular benefit of membership. Members each pay an annual fee of £60 or £5 a month – their support is invaluable to us…

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Make Your Donations Go Further With Gift Aid


17th October 2022

Did you know that through Gift Aid we can claim money from the government to make your donations go further for equines in need? Charities lose out on £500m per year due to lack of Gift Aid sign ups and it doesn’t cost donors a penny! The Gift Aid scheme enables charities like us to reclaim…

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Multiple Organisations Came Together To Rescue 72 Donkeys


12th October 2022

A Carmarthenshire woman who caused the unnecessary suffering of 24 donkeys has been handed an 18 weeks prison sentence, suspended for two years.   It follows a multi-agency operation at a Kidwelly farm in February 2021 where 72 donkeys and one horse were taken into possession by police on welfare grounds following veterinary examinations. Executive Director…

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Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Influence Equine Welfare


6th May 2022

We have been given a rare opportunity to make our voices heard to improve horse welfare on a national scale. DEFRA are currently assessing proposals to improve equine health and welfare legislation by reviewing the government’s current equine ID and traceability system and they want to hear from horse owners like you. Why? The current…

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Lyanna’s First Birthday


14th March 2022

Lyanna is part of our Game of Thrones group who we rescued in August 2020 following a call from the RSPCA. Thankfully Lyanna was born in our care in March 2021 and doesn’t know the ordeal her mum, Sansa, and two sisters, Arya and Daenerys, went through before their arrival. We were excited to be…

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