Bransby Horses are delighted to announce the name of our new community building at the Visitor Centre is:
The Lodge – dedicated to The Horse’s Voice.
The name pays homage to The Horse’s Voice, an equine welfare charity which, although smaller, operated on the same beliefs as Bransby Horses – to help equines in need. Bransby Horses worked closely with The Horse’s Voice and supported them with their welfare work. As some supporters will remember, The Horse’s Voice merged with us in 2017 and it is therefore fitting that we can honour their memory by dedicating The Lodge in their name.
The Horse’s Voice had been operating for 30 years but in the challenging fundraising environment, it was decided that is was the right time to merge with a larger charity for long term sustainability. The charity’s founder, Pat Dargue, was also due to retire having spent three decades dedicating her life to equine rescue and welfare.
Pat and her team worked tirelessly for their horses and to build the highly reputable charity, undertaking excellent work with the help from staff, volunteers and supporters which is why we decided to dedicate our new community building to their work and most importantly their founder, Pat.
We look forward to the opening of The Lodge shortly and will keep supporters up to date with more information as soon as we have it.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the competition and entered a suggestion for the name of the building.