The Lincolnshire-based equine rescue and welfare charity, Bransby Horses, has agreed to acquire 800 acres of land to secure the future for thousands of horses that suffer from abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Grange Farm, Barlings at Langworth, is a vital investment in the charity’s 50th anniversary year to relieve pressure on its site in the village of Bransby, which is at capacity due to the high number of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that require a safe haven.
Bransby Horses said the acquisition was made possible “thanks to the generosity of donors over the last 50 years who have now enabled its rescue and welfare work to continue for the next five decades and beyond”.
“Sadly, welfare issues aren’t going away, so we need to work together with our supporters to look at what is projected to happen in the long term so we can use this land resource in the most effective way to meet our core purpose.”
Said Bransby Horses’ CEO, Jo Snell: “We are developing a long term plan for the stewardship of this picturesque landholding to ensure a beautiful environment in which to keep our horses and to continue to deliver on the aims of the charity for the future.”
Operating nationwide, Bransby Horses, plays a crucial role in tackling the equine welfare crisis in the UK and has seen the number of intakes increase significantly over the last ten years, sadly the need for rescue and rehabilitation is greater than ever.
The charity relies entirely on public support and wouldn’t exist without donations and gifts in Wills. The Visitor Centre in the village of Bransby is open to the public seven days a week and incorporates a gift shop, café, play park and 50th anniversary exhibition.